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Police appeal after attempted armed robbery - Tamworth

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 01:59:03 PM

Police have released a computer-generated image of a person who may be able to assist with inquiries relating to an attempted armed robbery in Tamworth earlier today.

About 4.25am (Tuesday 4 July 2017), two men, armed with a knife and a firearm, entered a service station on White Street, and approached a female employee

The man armed with the knife, threatened the woman, demanding cash.

A man in the store at the time tackled the second man, before he was assaulted with the firearm.

Following a struggle, the man was able to wrestle the firearm from the armed man.

Both armed men ran from the store, fleeing in a stolen white Mitsubishi Magna which was later recovered on fire in Anthony Road, South Tamworth

Officers from Oxley Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene. The firearm was seized and will be forensically examined.

Investigators as part of their inquiries would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist.

The man depicted is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged between 18-25 years, about 170cm tall, of a medium build, and with a short trimmed beard. He was last seen wearing a black and pink/purple hooded jumper, brown pants, white shoes, and carrying a large hunting knife.

The second man is described as being of a medium/solid build. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper, grey track pants, black shoes, with a balaclava covering his face, and was carrying a firearm.

Anyone with information should contact Tamworth Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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