Hold-up at Foodworks Murwillumbah

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UPDATE 7.30pm

CCTV footage of the Foodworks robbery that occurred in Murwillumbah last night has been released to the media as police appeal for witnesses.

The footage shows a man wearing a red hooded jacket, white cap and sunglasses approach a 16-year-old female Foodworks staff member armed with a knife.

The staff member hands over cash and cigarettes whilst shoppers remain oblvious to the robbery.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Tweed Police.

11am

TWEED POLICE have confirmed reports that a hold-up took place at Murwillumbah Foodworks on Thursday, December 15, at 5.55pm.

A man wearing a hooded jacket and cap allegedly approached a member of the Foodworks staff armed with a weapon and demanding cash.

The man fled the scene with a quantity of cash and remains on the run.

Police closed Brisbane Street for several hours and an item was later found outside a nearby property and is currently under forensic studies.

Police are appealing for witnesses to please come forward to assist in their investigation.

The robbery follows a separate incident in which a man allegedly held scissors to a woman and demanded that she withdraw cash from an ATM in Kingscliff on Wednesday, December 14.

Police said they are investigating what happened after a 44-year-old woman was approached on Pearl St at about 5.15pm.

The man, described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 173cm tall with a chubby build, light-brown short hair and wearing a white T-shirt and coloured shorts, was allegedly armed with a pair of scissors and threatened the woman.

Police said he demanded she withdraw cash as he held scissors at her waist. The woman attempted to run and the armed man pursued.

Police said when two men came to the aid of the woman from a nearby bank, the armed man ran from the area.

Police are urging anyone with information, around both the above mentioned crimes, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/