Police seek would-be thieves who assaulted man in Tweed
POLICE are searching for two men who were involved in an attempted robbery in Tweed Heads South on Friday.
About 4.15pm, a cash-in-transit officer, 35, was attached by the two men near McDonalds on Minjungbal Dr.
The two men assaulted the officer with a baseball bat.
The cash-in-transit officer fired his gun in retaliattion.
The accused men ran from the scene empty-handed.
They fled along Minjungbal Dr and down Parry St.
Emergency services were called to the scene and treated the officer, who had been left with a number of injuries.
He was taken to Tweed Hospital for further treatment.
Tweed-Byron LAC detectives commenced an investigation into the incident and have urged anyone with information to come forward.
One of the accused was described as wearing dark-coloured pants and a hooded jumper, the other wore an orange hooded-jumper.
Both of the accused had bandanas covering their face.