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One woman was threatened at an ATM in Jonson Street and another had her handbag snatched, both at knifepoint, in Byron Bay on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for public assistance as they investigate the armed robberies, which they believe to be linked.

About 7.25pm (September 27), a 26-year-old woman was at an ATM on Jonson Street when a man armed with a knife approached her.

The man threatened the woman, demanding money.

The woman screamed and ran away; the man left the scene empty handed

About five minutes later, a 76-year-old woman was walking along Byron Street towards Middleton Street, when a man armed with a knife approached and threatened her.

The man took the woman’s handbag and fled the scene.

Neither woman was physically injured during the incidents.

In both incidents the man was described as being of slim build, aged in his 30s to 40s, about 170-180cm tall, with short dark hair and wearing a blue top.

In the second incident, the man was further described as wearing black-framed glasses, black long pants, with a black v-neck jumper covering the blue shirt. He was also seen wearing a grey-coloured fedora style hat.

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

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