TWO men remain on the run after robbing a bottle shop in Beenleigh on Saturday.
The pair stormed the liquor-store on George Street shortly before 10.00pm on November 23, with one of the men allegedly pulling out a knife.
Police say he threatened the 61-year-old male attendant with the weapon before demanding he open the cash register.
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“The attendant complied and the man removed a sum of cash from the register, while the other man stole two cartons of beer and four bottles of spirits,” Qld police said in a statement.
They then fled the scene on foot.
There’s fears the men could be responsible for two other terrifying armed robberies, with police investigating whether this incident is linked to the armed robbery and assault of a 20-year-old man nearby, 15 minutes earlier that night.
“Around 9.40pm, a 20-year-old Beenleigh man was walking along Coral Street, when he was approached by four men who were not known to him,” police said.
“One of the men then assaulted the 20-year-old, repeatedly striking his head and body, causing him to fall to the ground.
“The four men continued to assault the man on the ground by punching and kicking his body and head.”
The group then removed the man’s iPhone 10 from his pocket and continued to threaten him with a knife when he refused to tell them his pin-code, before they fled the scene on foot.
The victim was taken to Logan Hospital with facial injuries and lacerations.
Police are also further investigating possible links to the armed robbery of a pizza-shop on George Street on Monday night.
“Around 9.20pm, two men attended the store where one of the men jumped the counter grabbed a pizza docker, while the other man held the door open,” police said.
“The man threatened two employees with the docker and demanded cash.”
The employees complied and the pair took off with an unknown amount of cash.
Investigations are continuing.
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