A MOTORBIKE rider has pulled out a double-barrel shotgun and threatened a woman in an armed robbery of a Shortland bottle shop on Monday.
Just after 6pm a 55-year-old woman was working at the shop on Sandgate Road when a motorcycle pulled in.
The rider of the bike entered the store while his pillion passenger stayed with the bike.
A customer left the shop and the rider – still wearing his full-face helmet – removed a shortened double-barrel shotgun from his backpack and threatened the employee while demanding money from the register.
The employee complied with his demands and handed over a sum of cash.
The man left the store and was seen getting onto the back of the motorbike now being ridden by his accomplice.
The alarm was raised and officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and commenced inquiries.
Police have been told the armed man was wearing a black helmet, black jacket with blue jeans and a black backpack.
His accomplice was wearing a multi coloured Motocross style helmet with blue rimmed goggles with grey track pants and a grey hoodie.
Investigators would also like to speak with the customer who left the store just prior to the robbery.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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