Appeal over Bonville hold-up
POLICE have renewed their appeal for information into an armed robbery where shots were fired at Bonville earlier in the year.
The incident unfolded on Tuesday, February 28 about 10pm when two men, aged 25 and 35, attended a Butlers Rd at Bonville to meet a man and purchase a quad bike and dirt bike.
They were met by three men, armed with rifles, who threatened them and demanded cash.
Police were told one of the men was struck with the rifle before the armed men stole the cash and fled in a white 1990 model Nissan Pintara hatchback.
The two men returned to their vehicle and gave chase following the Nissan towards Gleniffer Rd where a number of shots were fired at their vehicle.
Coffs Clarence police were contacted and later located the stolen car on Gleniffer Road.
The vehicle was seized for forensic examination.
On Wednesday May 2, detectives arrested a 24-year-old man in Armidale and charged him with robbery in company whilst armed with a dangerous weapon.
He was refused bail and remains in custody to appear Coffs Harbour Local Court on Tuesday, July 24.
Coffs Harbour detectives are continuing their investigations into the robbery and are attempting to identify and locate the other two men allegedly involved in the incident.
Police are also keen to hear from anyone who saw the Nissan Pintara in the vicinity of Butlers and Gleniffer Rds on the evening of Tuesday, February 28.
Anyone with information about the armed robbery or the identity and whereabouts of the men is asked to contact Coffs Harbour police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.