Man allegedly attempted to rob a fast food restaurant in Inverell on February 15

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an alleged attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant in Inverell on Thursday.

At about 4.45am on Thursday morning, two employees were taking the garbage out when they were allegedly confronted by a man.

The man was allegedly armed with a knife, and was standing at the rear of the premises.One of the male employees threw a bag of rubbish at the man before running back in to the store and closing the door.The man then fled from the area.

An investigation is underway by police from New England Local Area Command.The man has been described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170-175cm tall with a thin build and wearing a dark hooded top, dark pants and a face covering. He is armed with a knife.

Anyone with information should contact police at Inverell Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.