Appeal for information following theft of safe - Armidale

Monday, 22 November 2021 10:33:36 AM

Police are appealing for information following a break and enter in the state’s Northern Tablelands yesterday.

About 3.10am (Sunday 21 November 2021), a man forced entry into a licensed premise on Beardy Street, Armidale, and stole a safe and backpack.

The man then left the premises and placed the safe in a nearby wheelie bin.

He was last seen heading south towards Rusden Street.

Officers attached to New England Police District were notified and established a crime scene, which has been forensically examined.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak with a man who may be able to assist with ongoing investigations.

The man is described as being of thin build, about 170cm tall and wearing a black hooded jumper and trackpants, a camouflage patterned shirt and baseball cap. He was also wearing a face covering and gloves.

Police are urging anyone who may have information, or dash cam footage from the area, to contact Armidale Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.