Bray Street Five Star Supermarket.
Bray Street Five Star Supermarket. Rob Wright

Armed holdup at supermarket

POLICE are hunting two men who held up a Coffs Harbour supermarket.

The pair – one was brandishing a shortened firearm – stormed the Five Star Supermarket in Bray Street at 8.15pm on Friday.

They demanded money from two female employees and ran off with a small amount of cash, police investigators said.

The bandits made no threats to the staff and no customers were in the store at the time.

They were last seen running into nearby Norfolk Crescent.

Detectives and general duties police were scrambled to the crime scene but could find no trace of the men.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything, particularly two men in dark clothing running from the scene, to contact us,” said Coffs/Clarence crime manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay.

“The fact there were two of them leads us to believe people in the community would know who they are.

“It’s extremely concerning for this type of offence to have occurred.”

One of the men is described as Caucasian in appearance, in his mid to late 20s, about 180cm tall, with a slim build, dark eyebrows, wearing a dark jumper, long dark pants and carrying a bag.

The other is described as Caucasian in appearance and 164cm tall.

The supermarket was held up 18 months ago when a man entered with a knife and demanded cash.

If you can help with the investigation, you are urged to contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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