Police release CCTV images related to Byron armed robberies
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries into two armed robberies in Byron Bay last month.
About 7.25pm on Sunday September 27, 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.
The woman screamed and ran from the scene, while the man left 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.
Neither woman was physically injured.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command have been investigating both incidents, which are believed to be linked.
They have today released CCTV images of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The person depicted in the images is described as having a slim build, aged 30 to 40, 170 to 180cm tall, with short dark hair.
In the images, the person is wearing black-framed glasses, long black pants, with a black v-neck jumper covering a blue shirt, and a grey-coloured, fedora-style hat.
Anyone with information about the incidents or the man, or any witnesses, are urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.