A HOTEL employee was knocked unconscious during an armed robbery at Lake Cathie last night.
Police were told the man closed a business on Ocean Dr before 9pm when two men entered the building armed with knives.
The staff member was knocked unconscious and woke to find cash was missing.
Police were called to the scene shortly after 9pm and secured a crime scene.
An investigation is now underway.
Anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously around the hotel between 8.30pm and 9pm are urged to contact Port Macquarie Police and Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.