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