Police release photo from Coffs attempted armed robbery
POLICE investigating an attempted armed robbery in Coffs Harbour have released a CCTV still of the offender, with detectives particularly keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the jumper he is wearing.
Shortly after 5.30pm on Sunday September 27, a male, with his face concealed by a black scarf and wearing a distinctive black and red striped hooded-jumper, walked into a convenience store on West High Street, Coffs Harbour.
The male produced a Stanley knife and demanded the 51-year-old owner of the store hand over money from the cash register.
The owner's 21-year-old son, who was also in the store, interrupted the armed offender and chased him from the location.
The offender fled the location empty-handed and was last seen running along across West High Street and then down Robin Street before entering the grounds of a nearby public school.
Police were called to the scene and spoke to the 51-year-old woman and her son, neither of whom were injured. Officers performed a canvass of nearby streets, however were unable to track down the offender.
Detectives are now investigating the incident and have released a CCTV still of the offender.
He is described as being about 175cm tall and of slim build.
He was wearing a distinctive black and red striped hooded-jumper, black jeans, and had a black scarf wrapped around his face. He was also carrying a grey back-pack.
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/