No dough for bakery bandit
A MACHETE-wielding man got more than he bargained for when he attempted to hold-up an Alstonville bakery early yesterday.
According to police the man entered McCarthy's Bakery on the corner of Bugden Avenue and South Street in Alstonville at about 3:30am and demanded cash.
The two bakers on duty called the man's bluff and after a short struggle he fled on foot and was last seen heading north along Commercial Road.
No one was injured during the incident.
Detectives from the Richmond Local Area Command are investigating the incident and have appealed to the public for help locating the man.
He is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 180 to 185cm tall, medium build, 20 to 30 years-of-age and was wearing a black hooded jumper with distinctive white pattern on front, black track pants with two white stripes down the sides and old looking skate shoes.
He was also wearing red fingerless gloves and was carrying a black satchel bag with a white pink and blue pattern on it.
Anyone who recognises the suspect or has any information is urged to contact Lismore Detectives on 66260599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.