Comfit released over shooting
COFFS Harbour detectives have today released a comfit image of a man they believe could assist with ongoing investigations into a robbery at Bonville, earlier in the year.
Police have been told two men, aged 25 and 35, went to Butlers Rd at Bonville on Tuesday, February 28 about 10pm to meet a man about the purchase of a quad bike and dirt bike.
They were met by three men armed with rifles, who threatened them and demanded cash.
During the incident one of the victims was hit with a rifle before the armed men stole cash and fled in a white 1990-model Nissan Pintara.
The two men returned to their vehicle and followed the Nissan towards Gleniffer Rd where a number of shots were fired towards them.
The stolen Nissan Pintara was later located in Gleniffer Rd and seized by police for forensic examination. An amount of blood located inside the vehicle is now being tested for DNA comparison.
Coffs/Clarence Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay, hopes the comfit will prompt more information from the local community.
"This comfit image is of a man who investigators believe can assist with information about the robbery," Det Insp Lindsay said.
"He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 25-30 years, 165cm-175cm tall , with a thin build with short cropped dark hair. The man's arms were also said to be heavily tattooed and he was also had tattoos on the side of his neck.
"Detectives are keen to speak with anyone who recognises this man, or who has information about his whereabouts.
"We are also renewing our appeal for anyone who saw a white Nissan Pintara in the area of Butler and Gleniffer roads during the evening of Tuesday, February 28.
"We hope someone may have seen the Nissan parked or being driven around the area, or have information about who was driving it.
"As there was blood found in the vehicle, there is a possibility that those involved in the robbery may have been injured and attended local medical centres for treatment or chemists for medical supplies.
A 24-year-old Armidale man was refused bail when he appeared in court last week charged with robbery in company whilst armed with a dangerous weapon.
Anyone with information about the robbery or who saw the stolen Nissan is asked to contact Coffs Harbour Detectives via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Members of the public are reminded that all information provided will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and they may remain anonymous.