3 February 2022

Hammer-wielding robber stole from Wagga servo, police seek to identify man

| Albert McKnight
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CCTV image of man

Police want to identify this man as part of an investigation into an armed robbery near Wagga. Image: NSW Police

Footage has been released of a man police want to identify as they investigate an armed robbery near Wagga Wagga.

NSW Police said a man armed with a hammer went into a service station on Ceduna Street in Mount Austin and threatened a female employee at about 5.20 pm on 11 November 2021.

The man stole cash and cigarettes and was last seen heading west on Ceduna Street. While police searched the area, they could not find him.

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Fortunately, the employee wasn’t physically injured during the incident.

Police have now released closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of a man who may be able to help with their investigation.

“The man depicted in the CCTV vision is wearing a high-viz long-sleeved top with a tear on the chest area and a grey hood, grey tracksuit pants, black sunglasses and a face mask,” a police spokesperson said.

Police urge anyone with information or dashcam vision from the area to come forward.

If you have information about this incident, you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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