A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.SOPHIE BURGE July 30, 2014 4:00am
A would-be thief who produced a knife to demand cash from a Tocumwal business is yet to be found.
Deniliquin Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Peter Hayes said with no eyewitnesses and the robber obscuring his face, identification has been difficult.
‘‘Because no one got a clear view of the vehicle and with no CCTV footage or forensic evidence, no new information has been given to police,’’ he said.
‘‘It has made it difficult to investigate potential leads.’’
Det Insp Hayes said it is possible the offender was merely ‘‘floating through on the highway’’, but Detective Sergeant Miles Rogers said police are not ruling out the robber was from the local area.
‘‘We were unable to get an accurate description of the man, so it has been difficult,’’ Det Sgt Miles said.
‘‘It could have been anyone.
‘‘We’re asking people to come forward with any information they may have.
‘‘It may be something they have overheard, and it may be even be 12 months from now.
‘‘Any little bit of information may help us to get a result.’’
In the attempted armed robbery on July 12, a man entered Tocumwal’s Pie Shed on the Newell Highway and, holding a knife, ‘‘calmly’’ asked the manager to empty the cash register.
The manager said the man had been sitting at provided tables outside the store waiting for customers to leave, before entering the store at about 2.30pm.
He wore a neoprene biker mask covering his face and was holding a knife.
The manager produced his own knife and refused to hand over any money, prompting the man to turn around and walk out of the store empty handed.
The manager said the only other information he could provide about the man’s appearance was that he was about 175cm tall, had a solid build, was clean shaven and wore a green hooded jumper.
Anyone with information can phone Deniliquin Police detectives on 5881
Police say reports can remain anonymous.
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