News

Hastings Point petrol station ram-raided in stolen ute

Police are looking for help to find three ram-raiders.
Police are looking for help to find three ram-raiders. John Gass

THREE men armed with a sledgehammer reversed a ute through a window of a Hastings Point petrol station last night.

About 3.10am, once inside the Tweed Coast Rd premises, the men attempted to access the ATM using the sledgehammer.

"After unsuccessful attempts to access the machine the men attempted to remove it by reversing the ute into the premises several times," a police statement said.

The service station has been turned into a crime scene.
The service station has been turned into a crime scene. John Gass

"Failing in their attempts, the men left empty handed fleeing in the ute."

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are investigating the incident and a crime scene has been established at the petrol station.

Police are now looking for a white Mazda BT-50 ute believed to have been used in the ram raid.

The servo copped extensive damage.
The servo copped extensive damage. John Gass

The ute, with Queensland registration 266-RYK, was confirmed stolen from Rochedale in Queensland about 3.30am on Monday, November 12.

Witnesses are being asked to come forward, anyone with information about the ram raid, the identity of the males or the whereabouts of the ute is asked to contact police.

Call Tweed Heads Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page at www1.police.nsw.gov.au.

Topics:  hastings point, petrol station, ram raid



Where the "who's who” in biz will be this weekend

TIME TO SHINE: Patrons at the launch of the 2016 BEATS awards at Babalou, Kingscliff.

The theme is sequins and sparkles; the guest list Tweed's top crop

Patients being treated but no access to medical records

Doctors have returned to their rooms at the Kingscliff Family Medical Services Clinic but remain in dispute over business records.

Kingscliff doctors return to rooms to treat patients

Council's $200k woes: what cops are doing about it

NSW police at coffs harbour boat ramp, arrest , gun, shots, handcuffs

Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Thieves consider Tweed Council to be a "soft target"

Latest deals and offers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started