Backpacker's bag swiped

TWO German backpackers have had an introduction to Coffs Harbour they would rather forget.

The women, aged 19 and 20, were seated in the outdoor area of the McDonald’s North restaurant at 10.30pm on Monday when a person walked past them.

Police said it was not known if that person was a man or a woman and there was no further description.

The offender initially went to enter the restaurant but then turned back and approached the pair.

The thief then grabbed one of the women's backpacks and ran off into the night across the Pacific Highway towards the Hungry Jack’s eatery.

One of the stunned women gave chase but she lost sight of the offender.

The light grey and beige backpack contained personal belongings including a digital camera and a mobile phone.

Police are now examining closed circuit television footage in the hope of finding the offender.

If you can help with this investigation, you are urged to contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
 



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