CCTV released as police investigate linked armed robberies at Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie detectives have released CCTV as they continue to investigate several armed robberies across the region.

Strike Force Woonooka was established in June 2021 to investigate four armed robberies at three service stations in Lake Macquarie last month.

  • About 3am on Thursday 10 June 2021, a man armed with a large knife entered a service station on Main Road, Cardiff and threatened an employee. He stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene on foot, last seen headed north on Lowry Street.
  • About 10.50pm on Saturday 12 June 2021, a man armed with a large knife entered a service station on Main Road, Edgeworth, and threatened an employee before stealing cash and cigarettes. He was last seen on foot heading south on Garth Street.
  • About 3.30am on Tuesday 29 June 2021, a customer was attempting to enter a service station on Main Road, Cardiff, when another man approached him armed with a knife. The armed man attempted to gain entry to the store, however was unsuccessful and fled north on foot on Lowry Street.
  • About 7.15pm on Friday 9 July 2021, a man armed with a large knife entered a service station on Collier Street, Redhead, and threatened an employee. He stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot. He was last seen headed south on Woods Street.

In each of the incidents, there were no reports of injuries.

Strike force detectives are investigating whether all four incidents are linked.

As inquiries continue, investigators have released CCTV footage of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being of medium build, wearing dark-coloured clothing and a face covering.

Anyone who has information which could assist strike force detectives or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the around the times and nearby locations of the incidents is urged to contact Belmont Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations under Strike Force Woonooka are continuing.

Anyone with information about Strike Force Woonooka 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 information via NSW Police social media pages.

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