A Beechboro pharmacy was robbed by an axe-wielding bandit on Wednesday night.

The man, who is described as 30 years old with dark skin and a solid build, walked into the Benara Road store and threatened pharmacy staff with a small axe at 5.40pm, police spokeswoman Susan Usher said.

Staff handed over a small amount of cash and the man was last seen running across Benara Road.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.