Two charged following alleged attempted robbery - Coffs Harbour

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 01:12:22 PM

Two people will face court today charged following an alleged attempted armed robbery at Coffs Harbour yesterday afternoon.

About 4pm (Monday 20 November 2023), police were called to the intersection of Philip and Prince Street, Coffs Harbour, following reports of an attempted robbery.

At the scene, police were told that a man was walking south along Prince Street when a silver Holden Commodore pulled up alongside him.

Police will allege in court that the occupants of the car demanded the man's shoes, before firing a shot in the man’s direction and fleeing the scene.

The 20-year-old man was not injured as a result of the gunshot.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and established a crime scene which was forensically examined.

A short time later, detectives located the Holden Commodore at a property on Prince Street.

During a subsequent search of the property, police allegedly located and seized a firearm, ammunition, electronic devices and cannabis.

A 17-year-old boy and 29-year-old man were arrested at the scene before being taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

There the boy was charged with assault with intent rob while armed with dangerous weapon.

He was bail refused to appear before a children's court today (Tuesday 21 November 2023).

The man was charged with accessory after the fact to an attempted assault with intent rob while armed with dangerous weapon.

He was refused bail to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Tuesday 21 November 2023).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.