MURWILLUMBAH STREET was sent into a panic at about 12.30pm this afternoon after a man and woman robbed the fashion store Beverley’s On Main.
The store owner Beverley told The Weekly two people, a man and woman of Indigenous appearance, entered the shop and took a casual look around.
“The two of them had entered the store and were browsing around,” she said.
“I’d noticed the till was about a centimeter open and the woman was walking around browsing while the man was moving around separately.”
Bev said she had a bad feeling and decided to approach the man and woman when all of a sudden they left the store in a hurry.
“I went straight to the till and saw to my shock they had stolen all the cash except the five dollar notes,” she said.
Bev said she ran up the street screaming for help and several trades people came from left and right to offer assistance.
“All the tradies came out and were offering help and one guy Daniel from Tweed Flooring took off like a shot and was running to track them down – I was so grateful,” she said.
Bev said the thieves, who may have also been responsible for a robbery at the Murwillumbah Salvos Store, got into a gold Pulsar and took off.
“The police told me the car has stolen plates and they unfortunately got away,” she said.
The Weekly phoned Bev, who said she was feeling better thanks to the kindness of locals and strangers.
“A gentlemen came in afterwards and game me $20 and I’ve also received a bottle of wine, which was so nice,” she said.
“I’m feeling okay now, I’m just so thankful for the help of locals and those tradies for their support and those kind donations.”
The total amount stolen was yet to be revealed and Murwillumbah Police are investigating the matter and have appealed for witnesses as well as reviewing CCTV footage from neighbouring businesses.