Man wields a tomahawk after stealing swimwear at Cabarita


A BIZARRE theft at a Cabarita Beach store has prompted an investigation by Tweed Police, with officers appealing for information to locate a dark coloured Nissan Cube believed to have been used in the robbery on Sunday, June 18.

The clothing shop was broken into on Tweed Coast Road at about 5am and a witness told Kingscliff Police officers they had heard noises and attempted to investigate.

“The witness confronted a male in the driveway of the premises walking away with a shopping trolley containing swimwear,” police said.

“The male is described as shortish, 5’ 5 tall, 30-35 years of age, light brown hair, wearing light coloured long pants and a hooded jacket. The male possibly had a slight accent.”

Police said the witness continued walking towards the Nissan Cube (pictured).

“The man opened his vehicle, armed himself with a tomahawk and confronted the witness. The witness, fearing for their safety retreated inside the apartment building,” police said.

Police later obtained CCTV images, which showed the male and the vehicle described.

“Inquiries suggest the vehicle of interest is a dark coloured Nissan Cube or similar, with distinctive mag wheels. Of particular note, the passenger side headlight was not working at the time and or was damaged,” police said.

“If any member of the public knows the identity of the male, or may know where the vehicle of interest can be located, they can contact the officer in charge, Senior Constable Kumar at Kingscliff Police Station on (02) 6674 9399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

Any member of the public wishing to supply information can remain anonymously.