Investigating police at the scene of Sunday's armed holdup at Northside Shopping Centre in Coffs Harbour.
Investigating police at the scene of Sunday's armed holdup at Northside Shopping Centre in Coffs Harbour. Frank Redward

Coffs police seek two men after Northside armed robbery

MONDAY - 12.30PM: POLICE have released descriptions of the two men who allegedly held up a Northside Shopping Centre pharmacy.

One of the men was described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, about 173cm tall, slim build and aged in his mid 20s. He was wearing a black cap, black and green jacket with two silver stripes, grey pants with red stripes on the legs, a blue t-shirt and white runners.

The other man was described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, about 183cm tall, medium build, aged between 20 and 25, and he had straight brown hair covering his ears. He was wearing a full brim black hat with yellow stripes, dark pants and white runners.

About 1.30pm on Sunday, two attendants, a woman aged 39 and a man aged 24, were working in the pharmacy when two men entered the shop.

The men approached the counter, threatened the attendants with a knife demanding prescription drugs.

The attendants complied handing over prescription medication, before the men ran from the shop.

No one was injured as a result of the robbery and a crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page

SUNDAY - 3.30PM: POLICE are searching for two men who allegedly held up staff at a pharmacy in Coffs Harbour's Northside Shopping Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 1.30pm and witnesses said two males were seen walking back and forth outside the pharmacy before entering the premises with their faces covered.

Staff and a number of customers were inside at the time and it's believed at least one of the men threatened them with a knife and demanded cash.

The alleged thieves turned left after leaving the scene and were last observed running down a laneway at the rear, possibly scaling a high security fence to make their escape.

A large number of eyewitnesses are now being interviewed by detectives who are also examining CCTV footage.

It's understood no persons were physically injured despite the ordeal.

Member of the public with information are asked to contact Coffs Harbour Police Station direct on 6691 0799 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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