Police are looking for a mustachioed man who was caught on CCTV robbing a service station in Nelson.

The Z service station on Halifax St was robbed last night, just after 8pm.

The man entered the service station and approached the sole attendant at the counter, threatened the attendant and made off on foot with cash.

He was last seen heading west along Halifax St towards Rutherford St.

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"He has a very distinctive appearance and police are confident people in the community will know who he is," Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnston said.

He is described as a male European aged in his 40s or 50s, of average height and build with a bald head and a large handlebar moustache.

He had a very prominent tattoo on the side of his neck and possibly walked with a limp.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen the offender or who knows his identity.

Information can be passed by calling the Nelson Police station on 03 5463840 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.