Nine cash boxes stolen in pub hold-up

POLICE are seeking help to find seven cash boxes stolen during an armed hold up at a tavern at Beenleigh.

Two men stormed the tavern on Distillery Rd armed with sawn-off guns about 1.50am last Thursday.

The men threatened two women, aged 27 and 48, who worked at the tavern, and robbed a male patron before demanding access to money from the poker machines.


It’s alleged the offenders fired a bullet into the floor of the tavern before making off with nine cash boxes.

Two of the cash boxes were later found abandoned on Schmidt Road at Eagleby on Monday, April 8.

Source: Queensland Police

Police are seeking help from the public to identify the offenders, and locate the remaining seven cash boxes.

The men are described as being Caucasian in appearance and aged between 18 to 25.

They had their faces covered and were wearing runners, track pants, dark coloured hoodies, and gloves at the time.

Anyone who finds a cash box is urged not to touch it and should call police immediately.

Anyone who may have already picked up a box is urged to surrender it to the nearest police station.

If you have information that could assist police with their investigation, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

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