A man allegedly armed with a pair of scissors attempted to rob a woman withdrawing money from an ATM at Kingscliff on Wednesday afternoon.
Police say they’re investigating the incident which happened around 5.15pm when the 44-year-old woman was at an automated teller machine on Pearl Street when approached by the man.
The offender was described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 173cm tall with a chubby build, light brown short hair and wearing a white T-shirt and coloured shorts, was armed with a pair of scissors and threatened the woman.
He made demands for the woman to withdraw cash from her bank account while holding the scissors at her waist.
The woman tried to run and the armed man pursued, before two men came out of a nearby bank to help the woman.
The armed man then ran from the area.
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/