Man charged after allegedly tying up staff with cable ties, stealing cash

A man has been charged after a horrifying armed robbery of a business in Beenleigh, where two employees were allegedly bound with cable ties.

Police alleged that the 30-year-old man entered a warehouse store on George Street around 4.40pm yesterday, August 31.

He then took cable ties off a shelf, before allegedly threatening two female store attendants with a knife, demanding money.


The women complied and handed over cash from the til, before they were then ordered into another room.

The man then allegedly bound them with cable ties, before forcing them to give him access to a safe where he took more cash.

He took their phones and fled, leaving them tied up within the store.

Police were called a short time later, and quickly traced the man to Snowden Street in Slacks Creek, where he was found with the women’s phones and cash.

The 30-year-old Beenleigh man’s been charged with three counts of deprivation of liberty, two counts each of common assault and stealing, and one count each of armed robbery and enter premises and commit indictable offence.

He’s due in court this morning.