Police are still chasing robbers
POLICE continue their hunt for two men in the wake of Wednesday’s robbery at the Mylestom General Store.
A man and a woman walked into the shop at 4.30pm and the man followed the manager, Annette Morrison, into the office where she was to count the day’s takings.
He opened an unlocked safe and grabbed a cash box. Mrs Morrison tried to wrest the box 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 Queensland-registered silver Holden Commodore where another man was waiting for him and they sped off.
The female accomplice was tackled by a quick-thinking customer and apprehended at the scene by an off-duty police officer.
Police later spotted the getaway car at Kempsey and they gave chase but terminated the high-speed pursuit due to safety reasons.
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.