Police appeal after vehicle stolen during armed robbery in Sawtell


POLICE are appealing for public information after a stolen car was involved in a pursuit following an armed robbery on the state’s north coast.

About 9am on Sunday 14 March 2021, a man and woman were inside an apartment on Boronia Street, Sawtell, when an unknown man attended and entered the unit.

The unknown man allegedly produced a knife and stole the keys to a grey 2018 Audi Q5 station wagon, which was parked in the driveway and fled the scene.

The vehicle was last seen travelling north along Boronia Street.

The woman contacted police and officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District commenced inquiries.

A short time later, officers observed the Audi being driven south on the Pacific Highway at Raleigh.

Police initiated a pursuit, however terminated it a short time later due to safety concerns.

The driver is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his mid-30s, between 180cm-185cm tall, with an average build and short, black hair.

He was last seen wearing a t-shirt with horizontal red, blue and white stripes, and black tracksuit pants.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with their inquiries is urged to contact police immediately.

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