Police race to reports of shots fired in heist at Brisbane jewellers

UPDATE 4:45pm | Police are hunting two people who held up an antique jewellery at gunpoint store in Brisbane earlier this afternoon.

Reportedly armed with rifles, the duo stormed the Logan Road store at Wooloongabba shortly after 2pm.

It’s understood the pair fled with a stash of expensive jewellery.


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A staff member took to Facebook during the frightening heist, pleading for someone to call triple zero.

Clearly terrified, the female staffer claimed that a shotgun had been fired.

A screenshot of the Facebook post published during the heist PHOTO: Facebook via Brisbane Times

A screenshot of the Facebook post published during the heist PHOTO: Facebook via Brisbane Times

Police were initially unable to confirm whether a shotgun had been discharged, however, after thoroughly examining the scene, detectives now say a firearm was discharged.

It’s understood one of the offenders fired a single shot into a staircase inside the store.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

A car believed to have been stolen by the two offenders and used as a getaway car has been found dumped nearby.

It’s understood the suspects tried torching the vehicle before abandoning it.

A large search is now under way to locate the offenders who are said to be armed and dangerous.

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EARLIER: Police are investigating reports of shots fired during an armed robbery in Brisbane today.

Early reports suggested the daylight heist took place at an antique jewellery store at Wooloongabba just after 2pm.

A person who is believed to work at the store posted to Facebook during the heist, pleading for someone to call triple zero.

A screenshot of the Facebook post published during the heist PHOTO: Facebook via Brisbane Times

A screenshot of the Facebook post published during the heist PHOTO: Facebook via Brisbane Times

Police have been unable to confirm whether a shotgun had been used or discharged during the heist, as was claimed on Facebook.

No one was injured.

Scores of police have swooped on the area in the search for the alleged offender, or offenders.

A crime scene has been established.