News

Hungry Jacks held-up by gang

Coffs Harbour police are investigating an armed hold-up by five men on the city's Hungry Jacks fast food outlet.
Coffs Harbour police are investigating an armed hold-up by five men on the city's Hungry Jacks fast food outlet.

FIVE men threatened a store manager at Coffs Harbour's Hungry Jacks fast food restaurant during an armed hold-up.

Police said the men, armed with a handgun, knives and a tyre lever ordered an 18-year-old staff member back inside the restaurant on Thursday around 11pm.

The men stole cash from the store's registers and took a mobile phone from a customer before fleeing.

No one was injured, police said.

Coffs Harbour police were called and started investigations into the robbery. 

Detectives have interviewed witnesses and analysed security vision.

The first male is described as wearing a dark hooded top with yellow writing on it, dark shorts, running shoes and armed with tyre lever.

The second male is described as having a solid build with a piece of cloth covering his face. He was wearing a grey 'Russell Athletic' hooded top, dark pants, running shoes and armed with a handgun.

The third male is described as wearing a balaclava, dark-coloured long-sleeved top, dark pants and armed with a knife.

The fourth male is described as wearing a balaclava, a green hooded top, light-coloured track pants and running shoes. He was also armed with a knife.

The fifth male is described as wearing a balaclava, a black long-sleeve top and black pants with a red stripe down the side.

The company issued a statement saying it was shocked and distressed by the

violent robbery, which left staff and customers traumatised. 

"Hungry Jack's has offered professional counselling services to the victims of the robbery."  

"Hungry Jack's commends the bravery of staff and customers, particularly the restaurant manager who took all steps possible to protect those involved and minimise the threat of harm.

"Hungry Jack's in-store security measures ensured the police were able to respond quickly and provide CCTV vision, which will assist them to identify those responsible and bring them to justice."

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  armed robbery, hold-up, hungry jacks



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Outlook for regional NSW

The elderly community gathered together to enjoy a game of hoy. Photo Sarah Barnham / The Observer

Grey outlook for regional NSW

Councillors support temporary bypass closure

Ballot boxes at Lismore Public School during voting in the NSW State election. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Councillors support temporary bypass closure

Coffs Coast beaches pull more visitors out of Sydney

DRAWCARD: Coffs Harbour is a growing holiday choice among international visitors.

Coffs Coast beaches pull more visitors out of Sydney

Latest deals and offers

Group 2 - Panthers v Comets

Group 2 rugby league - Sawtell v Coffs Harbour at Rex Hardaker Oval. 29 May 2016. Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Despite winning the local derby against Sawtell, injured Coffs Harbour...

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest