Hunter Valley Police District launch investigation into attempted armed robbery at Singleton newsagency

POLICE are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Singleton newsagency in the early hours of Thursday morning.

About 4am on December 5, a 32-year-old male employee was inside the John Street premises when two men entered through the rear door armed with a tomahawk and an iron bar.

They demanded cash before the 32-year-old became involved in a struggle with the pair and forced them out the door.

BREAK IN: The rear door of the Singleton Newsagency.

BREAK IN: The rear door of the Singleton Newsagency.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District attended a short time later and established a crime scene.

The man was taken to Singleton Hospital for treatment to minor cuts and grazes to his arms and forehead.

THE AFTERMATH: Co-owner Alison Mawson responds to concerned customers earlier this afternoon.

THE AFTERMATH: Co-owner Alison Mawson responds to concerned customers earlier this afternoon.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour in the area at that time or who may have CCTV or dashcam vision to contact Singleton Police on 6578 7499 or to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.