Two armed robberies in Armidale

Police are investigating following two armed robberies at Armidale overnight.

In the first incident, about 10.20pm,Tuesday, three men with their faces covered entered a fast-food outlet on Queen Elizabeth Drive and jumped the counter.

The trio allegedly threatened three staff members with knives and took cash, including some from a female staff member’s handbag, before fleeing.

During the second incident, about 5am today,Wednesday,  a 22-year-old woman pulled into the car park of a fast-food restaurant on Marsh Street.

As she got out of her car she was approached by three men, only described as wearing dark clothing with their faces concealed.

Police have been told the woman was threatened by the men, one of whom who was armed with a knife.

The men demanded property and the woman handed over her car keys.

The trio left in her vehicle, described as a red Holden Commodore sedan with NSW registration KR-42-NK.

No one was injured in either incident.

Crime scenes were established at both locations and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Police from New England Local Area Command are investigating both incidents and whether or not the two robberies are linked.

The stolen Holden Commodore remains outstanding and anyone who sights the vehicle is asked not to approach it, but instead contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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