Police appeal for information after armed robbery – Hurstville

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Police are appealing for information after the armed robbery of a finance business in Hurstville yesterday evening.

 Shortly after 6.30pm (Thursday 26 March 2015), a man entered the premises on Forest Road and threatened a staff member with a firearm while demanding cash.

The staff member removed a cash tray from a drawer and placed it on a counter before running to a secure staff area at the rear of the premises.

 She was not injured during the incident.

 The man took cash and fled the location; he was last seen running east along Forest Road toward Hurstville Railway Station.

 Officers attached to St George Local Area Command were alerted and launched an investigation into the incident.

 A crime scene was established and examined by detectives and specialist forensic officers.

Police also conducted extensive patrols of the surrounding area; however the man was not found.

Inquiries into the matter are continuing and police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist in the investigation.

The man is described as being of Asian appearance, about 40-50 years of age and was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, with a green-coloured surgical mask covering his mouth and nose.

 Anyone who knows the man’s whereabouts or has any information that could assist investigators, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.