Cabarita credit union robbed
AN armed robber stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Southern Cross Credit Union at Cabarita late yesterday afternoon.
Last night Tweed Heads police could only confirm a man entered the credit union around 3.10pm.
They said he produced a firearm and demanded money. After receiving a sum of money from staff he fled the building.
Detectives and general duty police cordoned off the credit union with crime scene tape while nearby shopkeepers and staff from the credit union were interviewed.
Staff at the adjacent bakery said they saw nothing.
An initial description suggested the rob- ber had fair skin, ginger hair and was wearing a black balaclava, short-sleeved shirt, overalls and light-coloured runners.
Forensic police carried out examinations inside the credit union while officers searched around the building.
Police at the scene would not comment on the robbery.
Credit Union management yesterday were unavailable to comment on the latest robbery.
The Southern Cross Credit Union in Cabarita is located in a small shopping complex on the Tweed Coast Way.
The Southern Cross Credit Union in Lismore was robbed last year in June, with the thief - a woman armed with scissors or a knife - making off with $1865.