Logan men among four charged over Qld supermarket robbery

FOUR men have been charged after they allegedly broke into a Queensland supermarket overnight.

It’s alleged the group tried to smash through the front doors of a Fernvale supermarket in a black sedan just after midnight but were disturbed by the cleaners who were inside.

The men quickly fled the scene.


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They then went to a supermarket in Collingwood Park, where they used a sledgehammer to smash the glass door.

They stole cigarettes and mobile phones before leaving in a black Volkswagen Jetta.

Patrolling police then spotted the vehicle and followed it to the nearby Ripley Town Centre, where the four men fled from the car.

A police dog tracked the men for twenty minutes before locating them hiding in long grass near the Centenary Highway roundabout.

During the arrest, one of the men was bitten on the leg by the police dog and had to be taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

Queensland Police will allege the car was stolen from a Logan home on April 7 and it was bearing number plates that had also been stolen from another home on April 13.

A large amount of stolen property was also found in the vehicle.

A 26-year-old Logan Central man, a 27-year-old Springfield man, a 26-year-old Loganlea man and a 28-year-old Springfield man have all been charged with one count each of break and enter, attempted break and enter, receiving tainted property (registration plates), unlawful use of a motor vehicle and obstruct police.

They will all appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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