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Reward offered for information regarding Moree delivery driver assault and robbery

A PRIVATELY-funded $500 reward has been offered for information regarding the assault and robbery of a fast-food delivery driver in Moree on Monday night.

The reward has been offered by a co-worker of the 46-year-old victim, who suffered bruising and swelling when set upon by two males in Auburn Street, South Moree, at around 7.45pm.

The delivery driver was punched several times to the face and head and the offenders stole a quantity of money before fleeing on foot.

The victim attended Moree Hospital and was released shortly after being treated.

“He is shaken up by the incident and has taken time off work to recover,” the co-worker said.

“There is a $500 reward for information that will assist the police in catching these people.

“Any information reported to police must be vital and must lead to the apprehension and arrest of the assailants.”moreepolicecar

Barwon Local Area Command investigators are also appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Crime manager David Silversides said a canvas of the area was conducted immediately after the robbery took place.

“Anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who witnessed suspicious activities in this area around this time and has not yet spoken to police are urged to come forward,” Mr Silversides said.

Barwon Local Area Command police are also appealing to local residents to get security conscious with their vehicles.

“Thefts from vehicles are happening with increasing regularity right across the Command and most items are left in plain view making them easy targets for criminals – these offenders are keen to take advantage of any item left in sight from sunglasses, cash, electrical devices, food and any type of bag,” Mr Silversides said.

“Unfortunately it is no longer the case that residents in country towns can afford to be complacent with crime prevention. We must work together to improve security, report criminal activity and protect our communities.

“Lock your homes, lock your cars, don’t leave valuables in plain sight and if you witness persons acting suspiciously or activities that seem strange and out of the ordinary then report it to your local police straight away – nobody knows your community better than you,” he said.

A vehicle stolen from outside a licensed venue on Monday night was located a short time later after it collided with a fence in a laneway off Adelaide Street Moree.

“Anyone with information as to the identity of persons involved in the vehicle theft are urged to contact police either in person or anonymously,” Mr Silversides said.

Anyone with information about these incidents should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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