Appeal for information over Tweed robbery
June 29, 2011
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are appealing for public assistance after a pharmacy was robbed at knifepoint overnight.
Police were called to the store on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, about 6.45pm after a 25-year-old female store attendant was threatened by a man armed with a knife who demanded cash. The man was handed cash and he left on foot.
The man is described as being 20-25 years old, of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion. He is about 180cm tall with a slim build and blue eyes. At the time he was wearing a blue hooded jumper which had a white trim, and black board shorts which had red stars. The man was also wearing a black balaclava.
Police patrolled the area immediately after the theft without success.
Tweed/Byron detectives are working with Queensland police as a man matching this description robbed a bottle shop in Coolangatta less than an hour later.
Anyone who has information about the incident, or who may know this man, is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.