Liquor Stores

Crimes related to Liquor Stores

Detectives have released CCTV vision of a vehicle of interest as they continue to investigate an armed robbery at a liquor store in the Illawarra region last year.

About 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 July 2018, a man – armed with a knife – entered a liquor store on Blackwood Street, Gerringong.

The armed man threatened a 56-year-old female employee before stealing cash and fleeing the store.

The woman was not physically injured.

Local police attended and established a crime scene before the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation.

As part of ongoing inquiries, strike force investigators have released CCTV vision of a white utility and are appealing for public assistance.

The vision depicts the utility travelling on Fern Street, Gerringong, shortly before the armed robbery. 

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident is urged to come forward.

Investigations are continuing.

Police are investigating after a bottle shop was robbed yesterday in Cairns.

Two men entered the business on Sheridan Street at 7.30pm and picked up bottles of alcohol.

Police will allege that one of the men the produced a knife and made demands for cash.

A security officer at the store grabbed the man allegedly armed with the knife and restrained him until police arrived and took him into custody.

The second man fled the scene on foot with a bottle of alcohol.

No one was injured as a result of the incident and the second man remains outstanding.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with one count of armed robbery and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

Investigations are continuing.

Detectives are investigating the robbery of a bottle shop at Mackay yesterday afternoon.

At 3.30pm, a man has entered the Evans Street store before approaching the counter and presenting a knife.

The man was demanded money from the 22-year-old female employee prior to leaving the store.

The man can be described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 50-years-old with grey stubble and he was wearing black sunglasses, a dark coloured sleeveless hoodie. He was also wearing dark blue shorts with a white thin stripe and white runners and holding a grey backpack. The male has been observed riding a push bike along Evans Street to and from the offence location.

Police are seeking dash cam vision from members of the public who may have been in the area.

No one was physically injured during this incident.

Police are investigating after a bottle shop was robbed in Currumbin Waters yesterday.

Officers were called to the Bienvenue Drive store shortly after 7.30pm following reports that a person had entered the store and produced a firearm.

The person made demands before fleeing the scene on foot with a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes. The person was was seen entering a small white car.

No one was physically injured as a result of the incident.

The person is described as Caucasian in appearance and around 170cm tall and was last seen wearing dark coloured clothing and a black balaclava.

Investigations are continuing.

A man will face court after he allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol and assaulted staff at a Somerton Park bottle shop yesterday afternoon.

Just after 4.30pm on Saturday 9 February, a man entered a  bottle shop on Oaklands Road and allegedly stole two bottles of liquor.  When challenged by the shop staff he threw one of the bottles at a staff member, a scuffled then ensued before the suspect ran off with the remaining bottle.

Police patrols were called to the scene and after checking shop security cameras, Detectives attended a nearby home at Somerton Park with a search warrant locating the suspect and the bottle of alcohol.

A 20-year-old  man from Western Australia  was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.

There were no serious injuries from the incident.

A man has been arrested with the assistance of an off duty police officer and a member of the public following a robbery at West Lakes last night.

It will be alleged just before 11pm, Friday 1 February, a man armed with a machete threatened staff at a bottle shop on Bartley Terrace before walking behind the counter and stealing cash.

The victim received a minor injury during the incident, thankfully the injury did not require medical treatment.

As the suspect fled the bottle shop, he stole a woman’s handbag that was on the ground next to her.

The off duty police officer and the member of the public chased the suspect into the car park and detained him until patrols arrived.

Officers searched the man and he was found in possession of the stolen cash, and the stolen handbag was located close by.

An 18-year-old man from Largs Bay was charged with aggravated robbery and theft. He has been refused police bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrate Court on Monday.

Armed Crime Squad investigators have charged a man and woman following a spate of armed robberies across Melbourne’s northwest.

The alleged incidents took place over a number of years and included:

– an armed robbery at a Tottenham liquor store in April 2014;

– armed robbery at a gaming venue in St Albans in June 2015;

– armed robbery at a post office in Deer Park in June 2018;

– armed robbery at a sporting club in Kings Park in November 2018;

– and an attempted armed robbery at a gaming venue in St Albans in November 2018.

Detectives executed warrants at separate addresses in Kings Park and Albanvale yesterday (30 January), where they allegedly seized items including imitation firearms, clothing, mobile phones, cannabis plants and a vehicle.

As a result, a 34-year-old Kings Park man was arrested and charged with a number of offences, including armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, recklessly cause injury, assault with weapon and firearm-related offences.

A 39-year-old Albanvale woman has been charged with armed robbery, theft, traffic drug of dependence (methamphetamine) and cultivate cannabis.

Both have been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Serious Crime Squad detectives have arrested a male in relation to an armed robbery at a Yarrawonga liquor store last night.

It is alleged that the male and an accomplice entered the store at approximately 9:30pm and attempted to steal liquor. The accomplice left the store without paying for a bottle of bourbon and when the first male was refused service as a result, he produced an edged weapon and attempted to strike an employee.

The male then fled the store and returned to the vehicle both he and his accomplice were travelling in.

Palmerston General Duties members attended the scene shortly after and attempted to apprehend the vehicle. A pursuit was initiated after the driver failed to stop. The pursuit was terminated near Noonamah due to the manner of driving.

The male was located in Batchelor this evening and subsequently arrested. Charges are expected to be laid in the near future.

Police are continuing their enquiries in order to locate the accomplice. He is described as slight build, approximately 175 – 180 cm tall, Aboriginal with dark complexion, clean shaven, wearing khaki coloured shorts, a dark coloured top and a dark coloured baseball hat.

The vehicle the men were reported to be travelling in is described as a dark green or blue coloured Ford Falcon station wagon displaying Western Australian registration, possibly 1AIF583 or 1AIF532.

Police are appealing for public assistance following an armed robbery at a south Sydney bottle shop.

About 9.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 23 January 2019), a man entered a bottle shop on Forest Road, Bexley, before threatening the two attendants with a knife and demanding cash.

He took cash before fleeing the store on foot.

No one was injured as a result of the incident.

Officers from St George Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Police are appealing to locate a man described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, 180cm tall, with a thin build.

He was last seen on foot travelling toward Princes Street, Bexley, wearing all black clothing with a hooded jumper.

Anyone who may have witnessed or have information about the incident is urged to come forward.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help with the identity of a man wanted for an armed robbery in the state’s north east.

About 8:20pm on Monday 1 October 2018, two males attended a hotel on Dampier Street Tamworth, armed with knives and demanded money from the employees.

The two offenders fled the premises via the hotel’s bottle shop and were last seen running on Aberdeen Street, Tamworth.

Officers from Oxley Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Following inquiries, on Friday 11 January 2019, detectives from Tamworth attended a home in Inverell where a 21-year-old male was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

He was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court on the Monday 11 March 2019.

Investigators are seeking public assistance to identify the second male involved in the robbery and to help with any information in relation to the movements of the offenders on the day of the robbery.

He is described as having fair skin, a thin build, about 170 – 175cm tall and between 20 – 25 years old.

During the robbery he was wearing black pants, a white-t-shirt, a black cap and a distinctive purple bandana over his face.