Appeal for information following property crime offences in Oxley

Police are appealing for public assistance following property crime offences throughout the state’s northeast overnight.

Just after 12am today (Tuesday 1 August 2023), two men – one armed with a firearm – entered a service station on the Newell Highway, Narrabri, while a third man was waiting inside a Mitsubishi Triton.

The men threatened a console operator and a customer with the firearm, demanding cash and keys to a car.

Attempts were made to steal the motor vehicle and when they failed, the pair fled in the Triton with cash.

About 2am today (Tuesday 1 August 2023), two men – one armed with a firearm – forced entry into a home on Railway Street, Curlewis, demanding cash and drugs.

The pair threatened and assaulted the occupants of the home – a man and woman – before they fled with a mobile phone a white Nissan Qashqai.

Four children home at the time were not injured.

About 3.20am, police sighted to Nissan on the Oxley Highway, Bective and attempted to stop the vehicle due to excessive speed.

When it failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated; it was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

The white Nissan Qashqai – registration number EHS-41H – is still outstanding and was last seen heading towards Gunnedah.

The Triton was located burnt out in Lincoln Street, Gunnedah at 5am.

Officers attached to Oxley Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incidents.

As inquiries continue, detectives would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist with the investigation.

The men are described as being of slim build, aged in their 20’s, and all wearing dark hoodies and pants.

Initial inquiries suggest all incidents are linked and, as inquiries continue, anyone with information, or CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to call Tamworth Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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