Salvo robbed, stabbed in the back

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a Salvation Army Officer was robbed and stabbed in the back in Tweed Heads on Monday.

According to police, at about 5pm a 53-year-old man who works for the Salvation Army collecting donations had finished his duties at the Tweed City Shopping Centre and was walking back to his car when he was pushed from behind by a man allegedly attempting to steal the donations.

A scuffle broke out between the two men which resulted in the Salvation Army Officer receiving two small stab wounds to the back.

The alleged assailant fled the scene with the collection tin.

 He was described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his twenties, about 170cm tall with a medium build and was wearing dark coloured track pants with a light blue jacket.

The victim was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment and released later that day.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 



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