Appeal to ID those responsible after crime spree – Tuggerah Lakes

Investigators are appealing for public assistance after two men were involved in a number of robberies at Tuggerah Lakes today.

Between 3.30am and 7.30am (Friday 14 February 2020), two men broke into a home on Crystal Street, Wyong, and stole car keys while the occupants were asleep.

A 2013 model burnt-orange Ford Falcon XR6 was stolen from the driveway of the home and driven to a business on Wallarah Road, Gorokan.

The two men attempted to force entry to the business just before 8am, while employees were working inside. The men were unsuccessful and left in the Ford.

Shortly after, a 70-year-old woman left a nearby business in her BMW. She was followed to her home at Lake Haven and as she pulled into the driveway, she was approached by a man.

The man demanded the keys and vehicle before attempting to pull the woman out of the driver’s seat. He was unsuccessful and stole the woman’s handbag before fleeing in the Ford.

The woman was taken to Wyong Hospital for treatment, and her condition has since deteriorated.

About 8.10am, the Ford was driven to a business on the Pacific Highway, Charmhaven, where a man, armed with a piece of timber, got out and entered the business.

The man threatened a female staff member, demanding cash. He stole a till from the back room and two handbags before fleeing.

The stolen Ford Falcon has not been recovered.

As inquiries continue, investigators have now released CCTV images of two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries, as well as images of the orange Ford Falcon.

Anyone who may have information that could assist with the identity of the man, or who may have dashcam footage, 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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