Police re-appeal following armed robbery - South Kempsey

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:17:10 AM

Police have released a CCTV image of a vehicle of interest following investigations into an armed robbery at South Kempsey in January.

About 2.10am on Monday 9 January 2017, two males, one armed with a knife, entered a fast-food restaurant at the South Kempsey Service Centre and walked behind the counter.

One man grabbed one of the four staff members by the arm, and then by the neck, demanding cash.

The two offenders then removed a quantity of cash and fled from the premises in a white mid 1990s white Toyota Landcruiser 4WD which drove from the area and was found burnt out in bushland.

Strike Force Gooriwa was established by detectives from Mid North Coast Local Area Command to investigate.

The first male was described as about 6 foot tall (183cm), with a stocky build and had distinct tattoo or scar underneath his right eye. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with a balaclava at the time.

The second male, armed with the knife is described as having skinny build, and was wearing a hooded jumper and balaclava.

Both men were wearing gloves during the robbery.

Investigators have released an image of the vehicle used in the hope it will provide more information about events both leading up to and after the robbery.

If anyone has information which could assist police they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.