Police are calling for the public’s help over two alleged incidents involving armed men at NSW South Coast clubs.
NSW Police allege a man with a gun approached the Bodalla Bowling Club just before 9:00 pm on 5 June 2021 and threatened a male employee before fleeing.
The employee was not injured and police searched the area but were unable to find the man.
Police also allege two men armed with a gun and a machete forced their way into Club Dalmeny about 7:00 pm on 15 June 2021 and threatened a female staff member who had locked herself in a storeroom.
The duo fled after the woman refused to leave the storeroom, allegedly taking her keys and her Holden sedan from the club’s car park.
The woman was not injured and her car was found abandoned nearby in Acacia Place.
A 41-year-old man has been charged for his alleged involvement in the incident at Club Dalmeny and remains before the courts.
Police have now released closed-circuit television footage (CCTV) images of two men and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.
Police described the man at the Bodalla Bowling Club as about 180 cm tall, of a solid build, wearing a grey-coloured hooded jumper, white-coloured face covering, dark-coloured pants, and orange-coloured gloves. They allege he was armed with a shortened firearm.
Also, the man from Club Dalmeny is described as being about 170 to 180 cm tall, wearing a dark-green hooded jumper, white gloves and dark coloured pants.
“Although no one was injured, both of these incidents are very serious and traumatic in nature for those involved,” the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Andrew Koutsoufis, said.
Anyone with information that may assist police can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.