Police appeal for help following spate of armed robberies across SE Qld

INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a series of armed robberies across SE Qld, which are believed to be linked.

Around 5pm yesterday, two boys aged 15 and 16 were sitting at a bus stop on Honeysuckle Way in Calamvale when a four-wheel-drive containing three men approached them.

Police say the men demanded their possessions, and when the boys refused the driver pulled out a hand gun and threatened them.


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The terrified teenagers fled the scene, leaving their possessions behind which the men took.

The driver of the vehicle is described as between 20 and 30-years-old with tanned skin, a slim build and black collar-length hair.

The front passenger is described as being a similar age with a shaved head, tanned skin, a muscular build and around 171cm tall.

Around 9pm, police say the same vehicle is believed to have been involved in the armed robbery of a fast food store at Manly West.

Two men entered the store on Burnett Street, one of them armed with a handgun and the other armed with a large knife.

One man dragged a 19-year-old male employee from the store before hitting him in the head with the butt of the handgun.

The men then took a sum of money from the cash register before fleeing the scene.

A short time later the vehicle involved in the incidents was located on fire on Berkley Drive at Browns Plains.

Police believe the vehicle may be linked to a number of other incidents including a petrol drive-off at Brygon Creek Drive, Upper Coomera on November 14, an attempted armed robbery at Ellington Street, Browns Plains and an armed robbery at Mode Place, Eight Mile Plains both on November 26.

Anyone who may have further information about the robberies is being urged to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.

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

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.