Jewellery store robbed at Bowral

Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at a jewellery store at Bowral today.

About 2.15pm (Friday 15 November 2019), a man entered the Bong Bong Street premises and approached a female employee of the store.

He allegedly threatened the 70-year-old woman with a firearm, while making demands for cash.

A male employee responded to commotion and entered the counter area from a back room. The armed man and the male employee became involved in a physical altercation.

The man smashed a display cabinet and removed some jewellery items, before leaving the store.

He was seen getting into a Holden sedan believed to be stolen, which was parked nearby. The vehicle was later observed to be travelling at high speed north towards Mittagong.

The 75-year-old male employee was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries.

Officers from the Hume Police District established a crime scene and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone who may have information that may assist investigators should contact Bowral Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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