Armed robbers on run after chase

A URUNGA recreational club became the latest victim of a vicious armed robbery over the weekend.

Armed robbers demanded money from staff at the Urunga Bowling Club in Bonville Street before fleeing in a stolen car.

Police are appealing for information into the incident, which is believed to have shocked many locals.

Highway patrol officers from the Mid North Coast Local Area command later saw the vehicle and initiated a pursuit from the Pacific Highway at Eungai Rail, to Belmore Bank Road between Crescent Head and Kempsey.

But the vehicle ran off the road into a shallow creek and the three offenders escaped into dense bushland.

A police perimeter was established and a search of the area was conducted using a police helicopter and the dog squad, although the offenders managed to escape.

Police would like to speak to three men who may be able to assist them with their inquiries. The first man is described as being around 160cm tall, of solid build with tanned or dark skin. The second man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance and around 165cm tall.

The third man is also of Aboriginal appearance, around 173cm tall of thin build.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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