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CCTV: Boxing Day armed robbery

Police have released CCTV vision after an armed robbery at a convenience store in Glen Huntly on Boxing Day.

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A convenience store attendant may quit work after being held up by a robber brandishing a huge kitchen knife in Glen Huntly on Boxing Day.

Police have released CCTV footage from the armed robbery at a Grange Road 7-Eleven, which happened at 3.30am.

Detective Senior Constable Slagian Rodoievici, of Bayside CIU, said a young man casually walked into the shop, trying to roll a home-made balaclava down his face as he approached the counter.

Caught on camera: the robber.

Caught on camera: the robber.

He produced a knife and demanded the cash register drawer from the attendant.

The worker, aged in his mid 20s, pulled the tray from inside the till and handed it over.

"The male, when he made the demands, he actually pulled out a large kitchen knife from his right pocket and then walked away with about $1100 worth of money," Senior Constable Rodoievici said.

"It's quite distressing ... it's a bit alarming.

"It didn't appear like he was quite prepared – he couldn't even get the balaclava on – but he got away with $1100.

"He struggled to pull down the beanie – it was premeditated, I reckon, but he probably didn't put in too much thought.

"[The attendant] is quite distressed. He was shell-shocked on the night and he's still quite visibly distressed, now. I think it's had some effect on him and he's quite in a bit of shock, to the point where he's actually considering quitting his job."

The man is Caucasian and aged in his early 20s.

He wore a dark-blue, hooded top with 'Elwood' on the front, shorts and basketball shoes.

He was last seen running towards Watson Grove.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.