A reward has been offered for information concerning an offender wanted for armed robbery of the Summerland Credit Union in Ballina on Monday, November 17.

“Ballina Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a male responsible for an armed robbery committed on the Summerland Credit Union in River Street, Ballina, at 10.35am on Monday 17/11/08,” Ballina duty officer Greg Moore said.

“The offender entered the branch and threatened staff with a black pistol before fleeing on foot with a quantity of cash.

“The offender left the branch via the front door and was last sighted walking west in River Street.

“At the time of the offence the offender had covered his head with a blue bath towel or similar material.

“He is described as approximately 45-50 years of age, 165cm tall, curly grey hair, wearing a grey polo shirt, grey coloured King Gee pants and black shoes.

“At this stage investigators are following a number of lines of enquiry, however, are seeking additional assistance from the public.

“Due to the serious nature of this offence and in an effort to preserve the good order of the Ballina community, police are offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of the offender in this matter.

“The amount of the reward will depend on the quality of information and level of assistance provided.”

Any person aware of information possibly linked to this incident should contact Ballina Police (6681 8699) or Crime Stoppers  (1800 333000). “All information received is treated with absolute discretion,” Inspector Moore said.