Police have released CCTV images and are asking the public for help as part of investigations into an attempted armed robbery at Murwillumbah last week.
Officers say they were called to a service station on Murwillumbah’s Tweed Valley Way around 2.50pm on Tuesday 24 October after reports of the incident.
Upon arrival, officers heard a man had entered the store and produced a gun before threatening staff and firing a shot into the ceiling.
No one was injured, and the man had fled empty-handed in a white Holden ute.
Police chase called off over safety concerns
Police say they tried to stop the ute on Byangum Road and took chase when the driver failed to stop as directed but shortly ended the pursuit for safety reasons.
Officers have released CCTV images of the ute and a man they believe can help with their investigation.
The man depicted is shown wearing a white shirt with a black chest motif, black pants, blue face mask, a red Coca-Cola bucket hat, and white ‘Nike’ sneakers.
The white Holden Colorado ute in the footage is missing licence plates and appears to have damage to the front left-hand side wheel-arch.
Anyone with information, or relevant dashcam footage, can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.