STAFF CONFRONT THIEF DURING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

A would-be thief has been left empty-handed, after being confronted during an attempted robbery.

According to police, the male intruder threatened an employee at a Moree newsagency with a knife at around 7-o’clock this morning.

He was forced to flee, when he was confronted by another worker – who’d heard the commotion from the back of the store.

He was last seen running across Gosport Street towards the Newell Highway.

The man is described as being quite tall with a large build.

He was seen wearing a grey hooded jumper, black track pants and black runners with white soles.