Do you recognise this man? Contact Crime Stoppers.
Do you recognise this man? Contact Crime Stoppers.

Police release photo from Coffs attempted armed robbery

POLICE investigating an attempted armed robbery in Coffs Harbour have released a CCTV still of the offender, with detectives particularly keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the jumper he is wearing.

Shortly after 5.30pm on Sunday September 27, a male, with his face concealed by a black scarf and wearing a distinctive black and red striped hooded-jumper, walked into a convenience store on West High Street, Coffs Harbour.

The male produced a Stanley knife and demanded the 51-year-old owner of the store hand over money from the cash register.

The owner's 21-year-old son, who was also in the store, interrupted the armed offender and chased him from the location.

The offender fled the location empty-handed and was last seen running along across West High Street and then down Robin Street before entering the grounds of a nearby public school.

Police were called to the scene and spoke to the 51-year-old woman and her son, neither of whom were injured. Officers performed a canvass of nearby streets, however were unable to track down the offender.

Detectives are now investigating the incident and have released a CCTV still of the offender.

He is described as being about 175cm tall and of slim build. 

He was wearing a distinctive black and red striped hooded-jumper, black jeans, and had a black scarf wrapped around his face. He was also carrying a grey back-pack.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/



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