Credit union raided by bandits

POLICE are hunting three men who raided the BCU Toormina branch on Monday night.

The trio triggered an alarm when they smashed a door to gain entry to the Toormina Road premises about 11pm.

BCU's member relationships executive manager, Rod Macpherson, said it appeared the bandits had tried to dislodge and remove one of the branch's cash safes, which he described as 'a pretty much impossible task'.

“This would require specialised equipment,” Mr Macpherson said.

A security guard who dashed to the scene saw the men run off, leaving behind a trolley they had used in the failed heist.

“There was no danger to staff and no loss of property,” Mr Macpherson said.

Mr Macpherson expected the branch to be closed for most of yesterday to allow for repairs and for police to continue their inquiries.

One of the men is described as having dark hair, wearing a red top and white pants or shorts.

Another is described as having dark hair and wearing a white top, while the third had a fair complexion and a white top around his head.

If you can help with the investigation, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299.



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