CCTV released as investigation continues into armed robbery at Tanilba Bay, NSW

Police have released CCTV and are appealing for information from the community as investigations continue into an armed robbery in the states Hunter region earlier this year.

About 6.40am on Sunday 12 June 2022, police were called to a newsagency on President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay, following reports of an armed robbery.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and were told a man entered the shop and threatened an employee with a machete, demanding cash.

The man stole cash before fleeing on foot. He was last seen heading in a southerly direction through the carpark.

Police established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, investigators have released CCTV and are appealing for public assistance to identify a man who may be able assist with their inquiries.

The man is depicted as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his mid to late 20’s, about 180cm tall, and of medium build.

He was wearing a light-coloured hooded jumper with the hood pulled over his head, black track pants, runners, black gloves and a black ski-style fabric mask that covered to under his eyes.

At the time of the incident, he was carrying a silver-coloured machete.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage from the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 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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