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Police seek public assistance following armed robbery in Wallsend


Newcastle detectives have launched another appeal for information as part of ongoing inquiries into an armed robbery in Wallsend.

About 5.20pm on Friday 21 January 2022, a man entered a tobacconist on Cowper Street.

He allegedly threatened the store attendant with a knife, demanding money.

The employee complied and the man then left the store with cash.

He was last seen heading towards the Ironbark Creek Bridge near Dan Rees Street.

Officers from Newcastle City Police began an investigation into the robbery under Strike Force Beahan.

As inquiries continue, they’ve released CCTV of a man who might be able to assist them.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 25-35, of medium/athletic build, and about 180cm tall.

At the time, he was wearing a face mask, dark cap, dark shirt and shorts.

Police also wish to speak with the driver of a white Nissan Navara utility with a trailer seen in the area around the time of the incident.

Anyone who has information is urged to contact Newcastle City Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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