Mylestom robbers remain on the run
TWO men are still on the run as Coffs Harbour detectives continue their ongoing investigation into last week’s robbery at the Mylestom General Store.
The pair sped off from the store on Wednesday afternoon in a Queensland-registered silver Holden Commodore which was allegedly stolen from Queensland just days earlier.
Police later spotted the car at Kempsey and gave chase but terminated the high-speed pursuit due to public safety.
Local police are now working with their counterparts in Queensland in a bid to track down the two men.
The drama began at 4.30pm on Wednesday when a man and a woman walked into the general store at Mylestom.
The man followed the manager, Annette Morrison, into the office where she was to count the day’s takings.
The robber unlocked the safe and grabbed a cash box. Mrs Morrison tried to wrest it from him but he refused to let go and their scuffle continued to the front of the store.
The man fled from the shop and jumped into a getaway car where another man was waiting for him.
The female accomplice was tackled by a quick-thinking customer and apprehended at the scene by an off-duty police officer.
Police allege the man and woman who entered the store were involved in fraud-related offences using stolen credit cards in Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Yamba earlier that day.
A woman, 28, from Lawnton in Queensland, has been charged with stealing, goods in custody and taking and using a conveyance.
Detectives are looking for two men described as Middle Eastern in appearance.
One was aged in his late 20s to early 30s with a medium build.
If you can help with this investigation, you are urged to contact Coffs Harbour detectives on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.