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Appeal following armed robbery - Coffs Harbour

Monday, 03 July 2017 12:07:07 PM

Police are appealing for assistance following an armed robbery on the state’s North Coast yesterday.

A man armed with a knife entered a service station on Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour, about 4pm on Sunday 2 July 2017, and threatened a staff member.

The staff member handed over cash and cigarettes to the man, before he fled the scene toward nearby bushland. The employee was not injured during the incident.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and have commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, police would like to speak to a man who might be able to assist with the investigation. He is described to police as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall with dark hair. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, black hooded jumper and black pants.

Inquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.