Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Thieves Risk It All for Just $200

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Thieves Risk It All for Just $200

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THREE men, one armed with a knife and another with a metre-long baton, staged a brazen, pre-dawn robbery on the Evans Head Sports and Marine store in Woodburn Street last Friday.

Owner Neil Scrimshaw said he had been alone in the shop about 5am when the men entered the building.

"I was here at 4.45am and opened the back door to let the air flow through," Mr Scrimshaw said.

"The garbos came and I sat down and was checking the weather on my phone when I heard a little noise out the back and went out to have a look."

It was then I was confronted by the three bandits.

"There was one bloke about 1.5 metres away from me with a knife, and they were saying Cywe want your money'," Mr Scrimshaw said.

"I was screaming at the top of my voice, then I saw one of them with a baton and I started running. …

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