Staff tied up, threatened with machete

STAFF have been tied up and threatened with a machete during a terrifying armed hold up south of the border.

A man armed with a machete stormed a licensed premises on Rajah Road at Ocean Shores around 9.30pm on Sunday.

It’s alleged that the man threatened two staff members with the weapon and tied them up, before fleeing the location with cash.


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No one was injured during the incident.

A crime scene was established and examined by Tweed/Byron Police, detectives and specialist forensic officers.

Despite an extensive search of the surrounding area by the police dog squad, the man was not found.

Investigations are continuing and police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist in their investigation.

The man is described as having a dark complexion, about 185cm tall and of a solid build.

He was last seen wearing a dark-coloured hooded jumper, dark track pants with white stripes down the sides and a black bandana.

Anyone who knows the man’s identity or has any information that could assist police is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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