Liquor store employee threatened with plank during robbery at Broken Hill

An investigation is underway following an armed robbery in the state’s Far West.

Police have been told two youths – one armed with a plank of wood – entered a liquor store on Oxide Street, Broken Hill, just before 9pm yesterday (Wednesday 21 April, 2021), and threatened the employee.

They stole alcohol before fleeing; the employee, a 30-year-old man, was not injured.

Officers from Barrier Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Police have now commenced an investigation and would like to speak with anyone who may be able to assist.

The first youth is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged about 15, and was wearing grey track pants but no shirt, and had his face covered.

The second is also described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his mid to late teens, about 160cm to 175cm tall with a slim build, and at the time was wearing a beige coloured hooded jumper and dark pants.

Police have been told they were last seen near Sturt Park.

Anyone who may have information about this incident, or dashcam or CCTV from the area and its surrounds at the time of the incident are urged to contact Broken Hill Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inquiries continue.

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