A man allegedly used a pistol to rob a teenager of personal items, including some of his clothes, in a Newcastle suburb on Wednesday night.
Police are looking for the man – described as being between 20 and 30 years old, about 170cm tall with a slim build – who confronted the 15-year-old and his four friends in an alley near Waratah Oval between 8pm and 9pm.
The armed man, who was wearing a balaclava or ski mask and a grey jacket, threatened the teenager and demanded his jacket, hat, mobile phone and bag.
The 15-year-old was not hurt during the ordeal.
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The group had caught the train from Beresfield to various stations in the Newcastle area earlier in the evening before they spent time in Waratah, where they were confronted near Callaghan College.
Police said the 15-year-old’s four friends – two males and two females – ran from the scene when the armed man approached.
Anyone with information that could help police can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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