Two women threatened with knives in frightening robberies in Byron Bay

Police are appealing for public assistance as they investigate two armed robberies in Byron Bay, which are believed to be linked.

About 7.25pm Sunday 27 September 2015, a 26-year-old woman was at an ATM on Jonson Street when she was approached by a man armed with a knife.

Police have been told the man threatened the woman, demanding money.


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The woman screamed and ran from the scene uninjured. The man left the scene empty handed

About 7.30pm, a 76-year-old woman was walking along Byron Street towards Middleton Street, when a man armed with a knife approached and threatened her.

The man took the woman’s handbag and fled the scene.

Both women were not physically injured during both incidents.

Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were called and commenced investigating both incidents, which are believed to be linked.

Following inquiries, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them.

In both incidents he was described as being of slim build, aged in 30s to 40s, about 170-180cm tall, with short dark hair and was wearing a blue top.

In the second incident, the man was further described as wearing black-framed glasses, black long pants, with a black v-neck jumper covering the blue shirt. He was also seen wearing a grey-coloured fedora style hat.

Anyone with information, or any witnesses, are urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers

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