Police investigating shooting and attempted ATM robbery at Lake Macquarie make breakthrough, arrest three.

ATM Robbery Attempt – Lake Macquarie, Central Coast

As the saying goes…. Crime doesn’t pay.

Three people have been arrested over a shooting and attempted ATM robbery at Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle.

Police allege four men tried to use a 4WD to steal an ATM from Cooranbong shopping centre in the early hours of February 7.

When someone drove into the carpark their attempt was abandoned.

Detective Superintendent Murray Chapman say when the group drove off a shot was allegedly fired at the witness’s car.

“The fact that they attempted to commit the offence is very serious and what must not be lost is that their actions on that morning of discharging a firearm at a member of the public is the most serious of allegations.”

Strike Force Knead was set up to investigate and after appealing for public information, police yesterday searched four properties across the Central Coast.

Two men, aged 21 and 25, and a 21-year-old woman were arrested.

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