Police hunt armed robbers
POLICE are appealing for information following the armed robbery of a service station at Tenterfield by three men allegedly armed with an axe and a one metre long metal pole.
Shortly before 4.50am on Wednesday, police said the three men entered a BP service station on the New England Highway at Tenterfield and threatened an employee.
After stealing an amount of cash, cigarettes and other products, police said the men fled in a stolen green Holden Commodore being driven by a fourth man.
A staff member called police who attended and were informed no customers were in the service station at the time of the incident.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen a green Holden Commodore, NSW registration CIV-81G, which they said has been reported as a stolen vehicle, leaving the area at the time or who may know of its current whereabouts.
A crime scene was established and detectives would like to speak to four men they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.
Police said the first man is described as of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his early twenties, 170cm tall, and of medium build.
At the time of the robbery police said he was wearing a black grey jumper, black pants, black shoes, white gloves and carrying a metre long metal pick up claw.
Police described the second man as being of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his early twenties, 170cm tall, and of medium build.
At the time he was wearing a grey jumper with black sleeves and white letters on the left side of the jumper, black shorts with a white stripe on the left leg, and black shoes with white socks.
The third man police would like to talk to is described as being of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his early twenties, 180cm tall, and of thin build.
Police said he had a black cloth covering his face and was wearing a black 'Lonsdale' hooded jumper, black long pants, white sneakers, and orange and purple gloves.
The fourth man remained outside the premises during the robbery.
Police are urging the public to not approach the Commodore if they see it but to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.