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Police investigate armed robbery - Tamworth

Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:35:02 PM

Editor’s Note: A picture of a vehicle matching the description of the Nissan Pintara seen leaving the scene of the robbery has been uploaded to the NSW Police Facebook page.

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a service station in Nemingha, Tamworth, earlier today.

About 6.10am (Thursday 13 July 2017), two men dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered, entered the service station on Armidale Road armed with a crow bar.

They approached the counter and demanded cash from the till. The female employee complied with their demands and handed over an amount of cash.

One offender walked into the kitchen where they stole the woman’s handbag.

The men located an ATM that was inside the store and they managed to break open the machine and steal the cash boxes, before escaping in a distinctive two-coloured Nissan Pintara sedan that was waiting outside. The vehicle was last seen heading north along the New England Highway.

The vehicle was later recovered in Finch Place Calala. It was reported stolen from a Maxwell Street West Tamworth address prior to the armed robbery.

It is believed members of the community may have seen the distinctive vehicle between 4am and 6.30am.

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.