Tweed police believe a man, described as bald, may have been involved in two armed robberies in the shire.
Tweed police believe a man, described as bald, may have been involved in two armed robberies in the shire.

Cops comb for bald bandit clues

A BALD man who allegedly robbed a newsagency in Pottsville has struck again.

According to Tweed Police, a man involved in an armed robbery of an IGA supermarket at Murwillumbah on Sunday was of "similar" description to a man being sought about the Pottsville robbery on Wednesday.

Police Inspector Greg Jago said a man entered the IGA about 6.30pm and demanded money from the cashier.

"The man entered the store when the staff were about to close up," Insp Jago said.

"A weapon was produced."

Insp Jago said money was taken in the robbery.

According to police the man appeared to be in his mid to late 40s, of Caucasian appearance and about 180cm tall.

On Wednesday a man entered a newsagent in Pottsville and demanded money after producing a small handgun.

The man emptied the contents of the shop's till before taking off in an unknown direction.

Detective Acting Inspector Saul Wiseman described the man as 45 to 50 years old, as bald as "a bowling ball" and wearing white rugger short and a white jumper.

Det Wiseman said no one was injured during the incident on Wednesday, however police were asking members of the public to come forward if they noticed anyone acting suspiciously during that time at the location in question.

Anyone with information on either incident should call Tweed police on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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