Convenience Stores

Crimes related to Convenience Stores

A woman has been charged over several armed robberies in Queanbeyan.

Detectives from Monaro Police District established Strike Force Brays to investigate three armed robberies allegedly committed at a convenience store in Donald Road, Karabar, on Saturday 15 December 2018, Sunday 30 December 2018, and Friday 4 January 2019.

Police will allege on each occasion a woman armed with a knife threatened the employee before stealing cash and cigarettes.

Following inquiries, about 1.15pm today (Wednesday 9 January 2019), police executed a search warrant at a home on Southbar Road.

During the search, police located and seized a knife, cigarettes and clothing items.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested at the home.

She was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with three counts of robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

The Queanbeyan woman was refused bail to appear at Cooma Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 10 January 2019).

Police have charged a girl following investigations into an armed robbery on Ann Street early yesterday morning.

At around 1am three people entered a convenience store, allegedly armed with a knife, hammer and scissors and demanded cash and cigarettes.

It will further be alleged the trio then fled towards Roma Street, with a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

A 16-year-old girl was apprehended a short time later and has since been charged with one count of armed robbery.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Police have responded to an armed hold up of a convenience store on Ann Street tonight.

At around 1 am three people wearing dark clothing, entered the store armed with a knife, hammer and scissors and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The trio have fled with a quantity of cash and cigarettes towards Roma Street.

Two men and a woman were apprehended a short time later and are assisting police with their inquiries.  Cash and cigarettes were recovered from them

Police investigations are continuing.

Police have released CCTV footage as part of an investigation into the armed robbery of a convenience store in Redcliffe on Saturday evening.

Around 7:20pm, a man entered a shop in Porter Street, produced a knife and demanded money. The man then took a quantity of cash and fled on foot, east along Porter Street.

The man is described as about 30 years of age, approximately 180cm tall, short brown hair, wearing a grey short sleeved t-shirt, black shorts with three white stripes down the leg and black shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Detectives are investigating after an armed robbery at a convenience store in Chermside this afternoon.

At around 2:30pm three men entered the business on Gympie Road armed with knives and a brick.

One of the men threw a brick at a female staff member before the men threatened staff.

When staff fled to a secure room the men stole a handbag and a quantity of cigarettes.

The three men fled the scene and were last seen running towards Henry Street.

The female staff member was treated at the scene for a minor injury to the back of her head.

One of the men was last seen wearing a white t-shirt over his head, with a black t-shirt and black shorts.

The second man was last seen wearing a grey, long-sleeved t-shirt with black shorts, a black hat, and a white t-shirt over his head.

The third man was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with black shorts, a black hat and a black t-shirt over his head.

All of the men are described as approximately 175cm tall.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Police have responded to the armed robbery of a convenience store in Salisbury overnight.

At around 7:45 pm four people dressed in dark clothing, gloves and masks, entered the Lillian Avenue store armed with knives.

Two of the group jumped the counter while the other pair rain to the service area.

One of the group then assaulted a 17-year-old male staff member and demanded money and cigarettes.

The four fled the scene with a quantity of cash and cigarettes, driving away in a red hatch back.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have dashcam footage if they were driving in the area at the time to come forward.

Detectives are investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store on Ewing Road, Woodridge on October 29.

At around 10pm, a woman entered the store and walked through the aisles whilst placing food items down her pants.

A store employee approached the woman and the woman produced a screwdriver and threatened the employee.

An altercation took place resulting in the male employee disarming the women and the woman leaving the store.

The woman (pictured) is describes as approximately 25-years-old, having an olive complexion with a medium build and brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a white and pink top, with black shorts with red stripes on the sides and black thongs.

Police believe the woman in the CCTV may be able to assist police with their investigation into the robbery.

Around 5:35am, a man arrived at the store on Main Street in a maroon Ford Telstar. The armed man entered the store and began reaching for the cash register before being disturbed by a female staff member.

The man was handed the till and then stolen an amount of cash. He also demanded cigarettes which he placed into a bag together with the cash.

The man exited the store, and drove away in his car towards Railton after doing a U-turn.

The offender is described as being between 170cm and 180cm tall, slim build, wearing dark coloured clothing along with a balaclava and blue gloves.

“We would like to hear from anyone who can identify the offender or the car from the footage we have supplied. We’re also aware that a woman was jogging on Main Street just before the incident and a white dual cab ute drove past, travelling east, while the robbery was occurring. We would like these people to come forward as they may have some information that could be helpful,” said Detective Inspector Kim Steven.

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Earlville yesterday evening.

At about 11pm, a man armed with a knife entered a convenience store on Mulgrave Road and demanded cash from a staff member.

The man fled the store a short time later with a sum of cash.

No one was injured during the incident.

Investigations are continuing.

Police have release additional vision in relation to the armed robbery of a convenience store in Woodridge on Saturday, September 15.

Just after 5pm a group of four teenagers, one of whom was armed with a knife, entered the business on Smith Road.

The group demanded money from a male staff member before leaving with a sum of cash and quantity of cigarettes.

The teenagers fled the scene in a black Holden HSV, which had been reported stolen from Marsden and sighted at Algester that afternoon.

The male staff member received minor bruising during the robbery.

The vehicle is described as a black 2003 Holden HSV Clubsport with Queensland registration 276-TKU.

Half an hour prior to the armed robbery, that same vehicle was used to steal around $40 worth of unleaded petrol from a service Station at Waller Road, Heritage Park.

Please see the below link to access vision in relation to the theft of petrol:

Police urge anyone who recognises the people in the vision – or who have seen that vehicle in the vicinity of Waller Road, around 4.30pm – to contact police.