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Police hunt knife-wielding bandit

POLICE are still hunting a man who attempted to rob a Murwillumbah hotel at knifepoint last Friday.

It is believed the man entered the Commercial Road pub at about 3.15pm carrying a white plastic bag from which he produced a knife after apparently attempting to use an automatic teller machine.

The assailant then threatened a bar attendant and demanded money.

After a short struggle the attendant fended off the man who fled south on foot down Commercial Road towards the intersection of Wollumbin Street.

He was last seen near the levee wall of the Tweed River a short time later.

The man is described as being 30 to 40-years-old, medium build and complexion, about 180cm tall with short dark hair and a goatee beard.

He was wearing dark pants, dark shoes with a white stripe, a dark singlet with a pattern on the front and was carrying a shoulder bag and a dark coloured jumper.

Following inquiries, detectives believe the man may have visited a nearby discount store and a hotel in Main Street just beforehand.

Tweed Byron Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Darren Steele, said investigations were continuing and asked anyone with information on the incident, or knowledge of the man's identity, to contact Tweed Byron detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  murwillumbah, northern star, police



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