Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to two robberies at the Union Street Dairy in New Brighton on April 4 2015 and on May 6.
On May 6 at about 6.45pm a man wearing a “Joker” mask from Batman is reported to have demanded money from the dairy staff before fleeing on foot, empty handed. The man is described as 172cm tall, slim to medium build, in his 20s and was wearing a burgundy hoodie, black trousers, and grey beanie over a rubber or plastic “Joker” mask.
This follows a similar incident on April 4 where shortly after midday a person of above average height wearing a fluoro orange sweatshirt and a distinctive cartoon mask demanded money and fled the scene with a quantity of cash.
No-one was injured in either incident but police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the people in the CCTV photographs they have issued, or witnessed anyone fleeing the dairy after the incidents.
Canterbury Police investigations into both incidents are continuing. Police say it is too early in the investigations to confirm whether or not the incidents are linked.
Anyone who can provide information to help identify the two offenders should call Canterbury Police on 03 363 7400.
Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quoting “Union Street Dairy robbery”.