Female tavern employee kicked, 16yo girl punched in the face during spate of robberies

A female tavern employee has been brutally assaulted, a young girl standing at a bus stop has been punched in the face, and two businesses have been broken into following a crime spree believed to have been committed by two men in Brisbane’s northside overnight.

Police said that around 8.20pm, two men entered a North Lakes tavern with one of them jumping behind the bar area, kicking a female employee and demanding money.

When they failed to open the cash register, the pair stole jewellery and a mobile phone from the 22-year-old woman before fleeing the scene and stealing a customers handbag on the way out.


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Whilst running from the tavern, the pair ran past a bus stop and punched a 16-year-old girl in the face before stealing her mobile phone.

Shortly after, two businesses at Murrumba Downs and Kallangur were broken into

Police said that a stolen red 1998 Honda CR-V with Queensland registration plates 824WHJ is believed to have been seen at all three locations.

One of the males is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, approximately 180cms tall with a solid build.

The second male is described as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with a proportionate build and very short black hair.