CENTRAL COAST DETECTIVES REOPEN ARMED ROBBERY CASE

Detectives have renewed an investigation into an armed robbery, where a shot was fired, on the Central Coast nearly 20 years ago.

At around 2:50pm on Thursday 25 October 2001, two men, armed with a gun, entered a jewellery store on Karalta Road, Erina.

The men threatened staff before stealing cash and jewellery.

They were seen entering a blue Holden Commodore sedan, driven by a third man.

As the vehicle was leaving the scene, one of the men leaned out of the window and fired a shot at a member of the public.

No one was injured.

The sedan, stolen from Lake Munmorah, was later found abandoned.

Images have been released of a pair of reading glasses and a Blue Holden Commodore sedan.

The glasses are similar to that of the pair worn by one of the men at the time of the incident.

“This was a brazen act in broad daylight and to fire a shot at a member of the community is just deplorable,” Det Supt Doherty said.

“Advancements in forensic technology provide us the necessary tools to help put these thugs behind bars.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.