Stolen car used in Moree liquor store armed robbery

A 33-year-old woman was threatened with a claw hammer and forcibly removed from her vehicle at a Moree service station on Monday night.

The vehicle, a Ford Ranger, was then used in an armed robbery at a Moree drive-through liquor store just a few minutes later.

Police are appealing for information regarding both incidents.

Barwon LAC have been told that about 9.20pm on Monday, January 23, a 33-year-old woman attended a service station on Frome Street when she was confronted by an unknown man and forcibly removed from her car.

The man threatened the woman with a claw hammer.

He then took the keys to her Ford Ranger and drove off south along Frome Street.moreepolicestation003

Shortly after, at about 9.30pm, a 22-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman were working at a liquor store on Frome Street, Moree, when an unknown man entered the store armed with a claw hammer.

The man allegedly threatened the 22-year-old man before taking cash from the location and leaving in the Ford Ranger.

He was last seen heading north on Wesley Lane, Moree.

About 9.50pm, the stolen car was located, destroyed by fire, on Broadwater Creek Road.

Officers from Barwon Local Area Command are investigating the incidents and believe them to be related.

Police would like to speak to a man who they believe can assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance and 185-190cm tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded jumper and grey track pants.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

Media Release: January 24, 2017