Police launch investigation into attempted armed robbery at Albury

An investigation is underway after an attempted armed robbery at a supermarket in Albury at the weekend.

Shortly after 8am yesterday (Sunday 24 January 2021), a man entered the supermarket inside a shopping complex on the corner of Swift and David streets, Albury, and requested cigarettes from the attendant.

As the attendant returned to the counter, police have been told the man produced an uncapped syringe and demanded cash, before fleeing on foot empty-handed.

Officers from Murray River Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

As inquiries continue, detectives are appealing for help from the public to identify a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as being of solid build, approximately 160-170cm tall, with an olive complexion, short hair and tattoos on his arms. At the time, he was wearing a black Nixon hat, black-t-shirt with a grey singlet underneath and black Adidas tracksuit pants.

Inquiries continue.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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