Staff at Urban Fringe in Main St - (L) Tiffany Syson and Caite Reid after being robbed during late night shopping.
Staff at Urban Fringe in Main St - (L) Tiffany Syson and Caite Reid after being robbed during late night shopping. Alistair Brightman

Staff left shaken, man with metal pole robs Bay business

UPDATE: A HERVEY Bay hair salon will no longer trade on Thursday nights after staff were left shaken following an armed robbery. 

The robber, a man armed with a metal pole, pointed the object at one of the young hairdressers demanding cash. 

Owner of Urban Fringe on Main St, Tiffany Syson said her 23-year-old staff member fell to the ground in shock while the robber threatened her and moments later he grabbed the cash and ran. 

"He yelled at her 'give me all the money, give me everything'," Ms Syson said. 

"There is a lot of fear in all staff now, I didn't sleep after getting the call from police."

When Ms Syson and her dad turned up to the salon there were officers and two sniffer dogs who chased the robber as far as the university before he took off out of sight. 

Another staff member working at the time had gone to the bathroom outside of the salon and she too heard the screams during the attack about 7.30pm on Thursday.

Ms Syson said as well as future loss of trade from late night appointments on Thursdays, the business was left out of pocket with the weeks trade snatched during the robbery. 

Police are looking at CCTV footage as investigations continue. 

Anyone with information that may help authorities are being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Robbery at Urban Fringe in Main St, Pialba during late night shopping.
Robbery at Urban Fringe in Main St, Pialba during late night shopping. Alistair Brightman

UPDATE: A CIB officer has confirmed a robber was armed with a metal pole during a break in at a Hervey Bay business on Thursday night. 

Police said between 7pm and 8pm an armed robber confronted one of the staff members at the business.

The robber demanded a sum of cash and took off with the money after staff handed it over.    The amount of cash is unknown at this stage.   

The CIB is investigating this morning. 

EARLIER: 

THERE was an armed robbery at a hair and beauty salon in Hervey Bay on Thursday night. 

Police said between 7pm and 8pm an armed robber confronted one of the staff members at the business.

He yelled at staff and demanded money.

Officers from the Criminal Investigations Branch and the dog squad were called to the salon soon after the robbery. 

The robber took off with a sum of cash. 

Police couldn't confirm the weapon the robber was armed with. 

Anyone with information that may help investigations is being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 



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