Police seek armed convenience store robbers

POLICE are searching for two armed men who used metal poles to hold up a Park Beach convenience store last night.

The two men allegedly entered the Lucky 7 Supermarket at Northside Shopping Centre brandishing the weapons and demanded cash at 6:40pm.

They threatened the sole shop attendant - a 15-year-old boy.

The bandits then fled the store with a small amount of cash in the direction towards Columbus Ave.

Both assailants were wearing face coverings, described as in their late teens, Caucasian and 175-180cm tall.

One of the men was holding a dark metal pole, and wearing a hood, dark trackpants, white sneakers and gloves.

A second man is described as lanky, wearing a blue hoodless jumper and dark trackpants.

The scene was examined by forensic services and the area has been canvassed by police.

The 15-year old shop attendant is receiving counselling support.

The incident follows an attempted armed robbery in Park Beach last Monday.

Coffs Clarence crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said he's urging people to remain vigilant.

"As indicated the people were wearing dark clothing and face coverings (and) they would be possibly approaching areas in that disguise," he said.

"It's a reminder to be mindful of our surroundings and if people do see something they should contact Police immediately."

Anyone with information into the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Coffs Harbour Police Station on 6691 0799.



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