‘Customer’ caught up in 7/11 robbery was actually an accomplice in on the job, police allege

A ‘CUSTOMER’ who was seemingly caught up in an armed robbery on the Gold Coast two months has today been charged after it was revealed he was allegedly involved in the heist.

The 22-year-old man from Merrimac is accused of distracting staff at a 7/11 store on Elysium Road in Carrara on Monday, April 2 while a man from Rockhampton robbed the place.

Police said the local man was being served by the attendant when his accomplice allegedly walked in with a hammer and refiled through the cash register and smoke cabinet.


The Rockhampton man was later arrested and charged with armed robbery. He appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on April 9 where he was remanded in custody to reappear on July 31.

Following investigations, police today revealed the 22-year-old ‘customer’ had also been charged.

The local man was due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today, charged with armed robbery.

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