Appeal after attempted armed robbery at Forbes

Police are appealing for public assistance after an attempted armed robbery at a restaurant in Forbes in the state’s central west today.

About 3.15pm (Wednesday 19 February 2020), police were told a teenager entered the restaurant on Rankin Street, Forbes armed with a blade attached to a piece of wood and demanded money.

A 42-year-old woman working at the restaurant yelled to a co-worker for assistance who ran to the front of the restaurant and the teenager fled, heading north on Rankin Street.

Officers from Central West Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Police are now appealing for public information to locate a teenager who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The boy is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 15 to 17 years, with a slim build, about 165-175cm tall with light hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and shorts.

As investigations continue, police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

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