POLICE have released CCTV footage as they appeal for information into a string of armed robberies at Kempsey last year.
The State Crime Command's Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Kelburn to investigate three separate armed robberies between November and December.
About 4.40am on Saturday, November 28, a male armed with a crowbar forced entry into a service station at Lachlan St, South Kempsey. Following an unsuccessful attempt to open a cash register the offender fled the scene along Graham Ln. Items of clothing were located near the scene and were seized by police.
Just after 2am on Wednesday, December 2, three males armed with knives and machetes forced entry at the same service station, stealing cash and cigarettes. The trio fled the scene along Graham Ln.
About 4.35am on Sunday, December 20, two males armed with a crowbar and a hammer entered a service station on the Pacific Highway, South Kempsey. A female staff member was assaulted before stealing cash and leaving the store area. The pair fled in a vehicle parked nearby.
As investigations continue, detectives have released CCTV footage of the alleged offenders involved in the robberies that occurred in December and are appealing to the public for information.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information regarding those involved to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333-000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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