Police hunt armed robbers



POLICE are appealing for help from the public after an armed bank robbery at Bowraville on Friday.

Three men, one armed with a handgun, entered the Bowraville branch of the Bananacoast Credit Union in High Street in Bowraville at 1.05pm on Friday.

One man jumped the counter and assaulted a staff member before taking a sum of money from a number of tellers.

Witnesses told police the men ran from the credit union and got into a yellow or cream older-model Holden driven by a fourth person.

NSW Police Media said no shots were fired during the incident and no one was injured but would not reveal the quantity of money stolen.

Police have issued descriptions of three men they believe can help them with their enquiries.

The first man has been described as about 25 years old and of Aboriginal appearance. At the time he was wearing a red baseball cap, a black or dark blue backpack, a blue shirt with white trim around the collar and running shoes with no socks,

The second man has been described as wearing a white T-shirt, blue shirts with a white stripe and a jumper over his head. He was also possibly wearing a white peaked cap.

The third man is described as wearing a long-sleeved, hooded coat and blue knee-length shorts with a white pinstripe.

Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Kempsey detectives on 6563 7199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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