Cigarettes were stolen from a man at a Goonellabah location.
Cigarettes were stolen from a man at a Goonellabah location. Kevin Farmer

Man kicked in head after $1100 worth of ciggies stolen

UPDATE: AN 18 YEAR OLD  Casino man has been charged for theft of $1100 worth of cigarettes that were stolen earlier this month. 

Richmond TAG have arrested the man who has been charged with Aggravated Robbery In Company and Dispose of Stolen Property. 

The man was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court on Friday. Inquiries are continuing.

EARLIER: LISMORE police are investigating the robbery of more than $1100 worth of cigarettes from the Woolworths carpark in Goonellabah.

At 6.40pm on December 6 a person described as male, Aboriginal, average height, in his 30s and skinny, in company with two Aboriginal children, stole a bag containing $1100 worth of cigarettes from the victim.

After taking the bag, the man kicked the victim in the head.

They were last seen running towards the Caltex service station.

Police are carrying out a forensic examination of the victim's car and CCTV footage will be released soon.

In the meantime police are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who knows who did it to contact Lismore Police on 6626 0599.

Police reference is E68061110.



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