Three young men remain on the run after punching a woman in the face and threatening her with a gun in Wyong.
Police say it happened on Hope Street around 10pm last night as the trio tried to rob the 37-year-old.
They were last seen fleeing down Alison Road.
Police are now seeking witnesses or anyone with vision of the incident.
All three men are described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 15 and 20 years old, about 160cm tall, and with a thin build.
At the time of the incident one of the men was wearing a black-hooded jumper, black cap and shorts, while a second man was also wearing a black-hooded jumper and brown shorts.
The third man was wearing a brown and white jacket and long pants.