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Between 3.05pm and 3.30pm on Thursday (18 July 2019), an employee of an automatic teller machine company was installing a new machine inside a service station in Byron Street, Bangalow.

The man returned to his car to collect money to fill the ATM, where he found the front passenger window smashed and one money bag on the seat. The money bag had been inside another black duffle bag that was missing from the vehicle.

The missing black duffle bag contained a large sum of cash, a replica Glock and cartridge, two holsters, keys, personal items of the employee’s and an esky.

Officers from Tweed Byron Police Station attended and established a crime scene.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw a 2018 White VW Amarok dual cab with canopy, with no signage, or a person carrying a black duffle bag to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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  1. Someone – a employee with special dispensation to have a dangerous weapon on the streets – allowed their firearm to get stolen on the job in broad daylight, amongst families and locals doing their shopping. Wow, how great for the community. I hope the employee is sacked immediately and banned from having a firearm licence and from working in that industry again. Will they get charged as well? I encourage everyone to contact the employer and insist this occurs

  2. Rachel, you might want to re-read the story. It was a REPLICA glock. That means a realistic toy. I am a little confused as to why he didn’t have a real gun.and why he was working ALONE with a large amount of cash . He is lucky he didn’t get hurt. So the families and locals are still safe….. at least from that employee. I suggest you try some cream of tolerance and understanding to cure that rash of misunderstanding.before it burns you some more. I would complain to the employees company too but not about the employee but their work practices of using one employee under those circumstances. It’s about WHS more than anything else (work health and safety)

  3. Does replica mean fake? Or does replica mean a functional weapon built to the same specs as a Glock without the brand? Suddenly you’re a gun expert all of a sudden, Mr Humphreys, and you know whats safe for the community, all of a sudden. Were you there at the time? How do you know so much about this incident?

    • A replica pistol certainly means fake.

      If that had been a real gun, the employee would have been breaching his duty as a licensed gun owner, in that both the gun and the ammunition should have been in seperate locked cases, and the employee should not have been more than a metre or so from his vehicle.

      But it was a replica pistol, and I’m not sure, but am pretty certain, that it is forbidden to own and certainly to carry a replica pistol in NSW. So he is still going to be in trouble with the police.

  4. Yes , replica means fake , toy, not functional.. Use a dictionary if you don’t know. How are you so ill informed. How does being able to read make me a gun expert.Though for all you know I could be., you don’t know me.. I don’t know you but suspect you are a primary school child from this level of discourse.What I know is what I read- unlike yourself who seems to be accusing me of something from nothing. I will go as far as to say that I really do have a better idea than you and not just about community safety either..You should be embarrassed.,Rachael.,Next time don’t be so quick to blame the victim or me apparently. Keep your Trumpian rants to yourself Miss Coorabell and let the adults speak only. Thank you, I’m done.

  5. All this and little about the broken into vehicle and opportunitstic thief amongst us all. Bangalow isn’t that bigger of a town. I doubt that’s the only weapon about, replica or not, realistically. Yet this article turns local people on each other and all attention off the criminal, who some would argue received fair pay for bringing a bag of issues raised, to everyone’s attention.

  6. Wow that’s either bold or desperate….smashing a window in broad daylight. What a heist! Must have observed the guy doing the installation then. Unless he knew him? Oops what an idea!
    Don’t know what to say about this except am sure the company’s got insurance.


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