Attempted robbery at knifepoint at Moree newsagency

STAFF members at a Moree newsagency were left distraught and badly shaken after an attempted armed hold-up at the Gosport Street business early Sunday morning.

A man entered the newsagency at about 7am on Sunday and threatened an employee with a knife. The man was confronted and left the store running across Gosport Street towards the Newell Highway.

The man is described as being tall with a large build. He was seen wearing a grey hooded jumper, black track pants and black runners with white soles.

No-one was injured during the attempted robbery.moreepolicestation003

Police from Barwon Local Area Command are investigating.

Meanwhile, two men have been charged after a brawl broke out at Inverell early Saturday morning.

Police will allege five men were involved in a fight at a hotel in Byron Street at about 1.15am.

Three men, aged 32, 45 and 60, were injured in the fight with one allegedly being stabbed in the neck.

The 45-year-old man was taken to Inverell Hospital before he was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious neck injuries.

The 32-year-old man and 60-year-old man were taken to Inverell Hospital.

A 21-year-old Queensland man and a 23-year-old Tweed Heads man were arrested and taken to Inverell Police Station.

The Tweed Heads man was charged with reckless wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.

He was refused police bail prior to his appearance before Inverell Local Court yesterday.

At court, he was refused bail until his next appearance at that same court on Thursday 14 September 2017.

The Queensland man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.

He was released on conditional bail and due to appear before Inverell Local Court on Thursday 26 October 2017.

Inquiries continue.

Police urge anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Media Release: September 10, 2017