Facebook and Twitter in meltdown about Woolgoolga robbery

An overnight holdup before dozens of witnesses in Woolgoolga last night has sparked a fury on social media.
An overnight holdup before dozens of witnesses in Woolgoolga last night has sparked a fury on social media.

IF TWO bandits who held up Subway Woolgoolga last night were hoping to keep a low profile they picked the wrong place.

The robbers carried out the brazen act near dozens of witnesses enjoying Friday night drinks at the Seaview Tavern, which in turn sparked an avalanche of conversations through social media.

Facebook and Twitter has been swamped overnight by reports and chatter about the incident.

One local - who asked for confidentiality - said descriptions of the two Caucasian male thieves believed to both be aged in their late-30s had spread quickly.

"In a small town it doesn't take long to notice somebody who doesn't fit in, especially close to the local pub," he said.

"We tend to spot out-of-towners fairly quickly, so it's hoped somebody can see in which direction they went and pass it on to the authorities.

"It shouldn't be too hard as they were both wearing shirts with fairly distinctive logos that shouldn't be hard to spot."

The informant said the robbery took place around 8pm.

It was suggested one of the men may have been armed with a knife and a sum of cash was stolen.

"The news continues to spread through social media in a way I haven't seen before," the informant said.

"One of the worst parts is the staff seem to have been badly shaken up by a fairly frightening experience and that has got many of us locals fairly upset."

DPI puts Dolphin Marine Magic 'all but out of business'

A battle over seal enclosures at Dolphin Marine Magic threatens the facility's ability to stay open, Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser warns.

DPI crackdown a threat to Dolphin Marine Magic, warns MP

Medics fight for rights

SPREADING THE WORD: Bellingen paramedic Justin Williams writes "Mike Baird has promised to protect us by January 31”.

Paramedics face more risks yet are least protected

Festival of golf set to be bigger and better than ever

FORE: The Coffs Harbour Golf Club's fairways and greens are in perfect condition for today's start of the Pure Blonde Festival of Golf.

Coffs Harbour Golf Club prepared to be run off its feet for 9 days.

Local Partners

Family's new arrival in face of tragedy

MEL Small had already gone into labour when she learned of the tragic fate of her sister Jodie Spears.

Blooming Woolgoolga

Handmade flowers have brought colour to mental health in Woolgoolga.

HANDMADE flowers have brought colour to mental health in Woolgoolga.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun to shine bright at festival

Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun is one of the headlining acts at this year's festival.

Main stage set to pump with radiant reggae and dub vibes

Azealia Banks won't take legal action against Russell Crowe

Rapper Azealia Banks

Rapper drops legal action against Russell Crowe

Brad Pitt meets with his kids amid divorce proceedings

Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has met up with his oldest son Maddox

Pictures of Taylor Swift allegedly being groped are sealed

They could "complicate jury selection".

Bruce Springsteen finds therapy useful

Singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer encourages others to seek help

Kerry Washington wants one more child

Kerry Washington recently gave birth to her second child

Kerry has only just become a new mum again

TRAVEL: Musicals light up Sydney

David Campbell performs in Dream Lover.

We take a trip through one of Sydney's finer scenes

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track

Heavyweight enters real estate market

Des Besanko principal and director of Raine and Horne Springfield.

Major rebranding which has seen two big name brands merge