Crimes related to Restaurants

Police continue to search for a man after an armed holdup at a business on the Central Coast overnight.

About 10pm (Sunday 31 March 2019), two male employees were preparing to close a food business in Wyee Road at Wyee.

A man entered the store armed with a shortened firearm and threatened the men, demanding money.

The contents of three cash registers were handed over to the man, along with a quantity of cigarettes.

The man left the premises on a motorcycle making good his escape.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were called and established a crime scene.

Investigators believe that a man described as wearing a crash helmet, long sleeved black hoodie, dark long pants, and black gloves may be able to assist with their inquiries into the matter.

The man carried a sports bag, shortened firearm and rode a motorcycle that is not further described.

Police have urged anyone with information about the armed robbery to come forward.

Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly robbed two stores in Dandenong over the past 24 hours.

It is alleged the man, armed with a firearm, robbed a fast food outlet on Princes Highway about 9.20pm last night (6 February) and stole a small amount of cash.

The same man armed with a knife, attended a service station on Cheltenham Road about 6.40pm this evening.

He allegedly threatened the attendant and stole a small amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Police arrested him nearby short time later.

The Dandenong man is currently in custody and expected to be charged with two counts of armed robbery.

Melbourne Embona Taskforce detectives are investigating two linked attempted armed robberies in Fairfield and Thomastown last month.

Three male offenders have smashed the glass doors of a service station on Austin Street in Fairfield about 11.30pm on Sunday 13 January.

The thieves have been spooked and run from the store empty-handed.

About 30 minutes later the same trio has struck again at a Thomastown kebab store on Mahoneys Road.

They have approached the male store member who was preparing the store for busniess the following day.

One of the offenders, wearing a balaclava, has lunged at the victim with a knife several times but luckily hasn’t hit him.

The victim has managed to push the offender from the store and the offenders have all fled.

They have fled in a waiting silver hatchback being driven by a fourth offender.

Detectives have released CCTV footage and images of three males they wish to speak to who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Police have charged four teenage boys following an alleged armed robbery in Brunswick West last night (1 February).

It’s alleged the youths entered an Albion Street milk bar armed with a knife and baton about 7pm and demanded cigarettes.

Police arrested four boys in the area a short time later.

A 15-year-old Broadmeadows boy, 17-year-old Craigieburn boy, 17-year-old Westmeadows boy and 15-year-old Glenroy boy have each been charged with armed robbery.

The Broadmeadows boy was also charged with possess prohibited weapon.

All four will face a children’s court at a later date.

A man will face court after he allegedly robbed a delivery driver and a attempted to rob a fast food outlet in the city overnight.

Just on 1am on Thursday 31 January, a man armed with a large bread knife has threatened a delivery driver inside a  fast food restaurant on West Terrace, stealing the bag of food he was carrying.

The suspect has then threatened the staff at the restaurant and attempted to open the cash drawer at the counter, but he was unsuccessful and left just with the bag of food from the delivery driver.

Police patrols quickly converged on the area setting up cordons and searching for the suspect.

A man fitting the description of the offender from CCTV cameras at the restaurant was located on North Terrace, without the food and knife.

A further search nearby located the knife and the bag of food which was strewn on the ground uneaten.

A 24-year-old man from Elizabeth Vale was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, police bail has been refused and he will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today.

No person was injured in the incident.

Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a fast food outlet in Sebastopol last night (21 January).

Investigators have been told a masked man entered a pizza store on Albert Street about 11pm and produced a knife before making demands for cash.

The attendant ran from the offender, who quickly left empty-handed and fled on foot along Rubicon Street.

It is believed he may have been headed towards Elsworth Street, Mount Pleasant.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police have today released images and CCTV footage of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.

He is perceived as Caucasian in appearance and about 180cm tall with a medium build.

The man was wearing a blue Fila cap, black jacket, black pants and black and white Nike runners.

Police have charged a boy after a man was injured during an alleged attempted armed robbery in Redbank Plains overnight.

Police were called to a restaurant on Alawoona Street just before 7pm after a boy allegedly entered the business armed with a knife.

It will be further alleged the boy approached a male staff member and made demands for cash.

When the man refused a struggle occurred and a group of men intervened, holding the boy down until police arrived.

The male staff member sustained a laceration to his arm during the incident and was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

A 16-year-old Bellbird Park boy has been charged with attempted armed robbery.

On the 12th of January 2019 two armed robberies were committed in the Launceston area.  The first occurred at 3.45pm in Invermay at the Invermay Newsagency.  The second 15 minutes later at the Pizza Hut at Mowbray.

Launceston CIB continue to investigate these robberies that occurred between 3.45pm and 4.05pm on Saturday the 12th of January 2019.

Det Insp. John Parker said that the robbery at the Invermay News and Lotto involved the offender mencacing staff with a screw driver and demanding monies. The robbery at the Mowbray Pizza Hut 20 minutes later, involved the same offender menacing staff with a machete and him stealing a small quantity of money.

Acting Det Insp. John Parker stated that police had identified Shaun Andrew Blake aged 40 years of age, of an unknown address in Launceston, as a person that they wish to speak to in relation to the matter. Det Insp Parker said that despite extensive efforts by police to locate Mr Blake, he has not been located and that police are seeking the assistance of the public to locate him. “It would be best if Mr Blake was able to contact police and I urge him to do that as soon as possible” Det. Insp Parker said.

A man has been charged over several alleged armed robberies and a carjacking across Sydney last week.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command were notified after an armed man threatened a 48-year-old man sitting in a Citroen C4 on Harris Street, near MacArthur Street, Ultimo, just before 9.30pm on Monday 7 January 2019.

It’s alleged the man threatened the driver with a knife, before demanding him out of the Citroen and driving away south on Harris Street.

An hour later, just after 10.30pm, a 47-year-old man and woman were seated in a black Mercedes GLC outside a fast food restaurant on Concord Road, North Strathfield, it’s alleged the armed man approached the vehicle and lunged at the driver with a knife through the open window.

The 47-year-old man drove away with the woman in the Mercedes unharmed.

Further reports were received that an unknown man armed with a knife approached two men – aged 22 and 24 – outside a restaurant on Rider Boulevard, Rhodes, about 10.45pm.

The armed man stole cash from the men and fled in the Citroen travelling north on Rider Boulevard.

Police will allege a short time later, a 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were sitting in an Audi RS6 parked on Rider Boulevard, near Mary Street, Rhodes, when an unknown man armed with a knife approached them and opened the driver’s door.

The pair exited the car and the man fled with cash in the Citroen parked nearby.

No one was injured during any of the incidents.

Detectives from Burwood Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, shortly before 5am on Wednesday 9 January 2019, a 56-year-old man was arrested at a unit in Ultimo and taken to hospital for assessment.

About 12pm today (Wednesday 16 January 2019), he was discharged and taken to Burwood Police Station where he was arrested.

The Glebe man was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, steal motor vehicle, aggravated robbery (x3), use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 17 January 2019).

Police are investigating after a fast food outlet on the Central Coast was robbed at knifepoint overnight.

About 9.30pm (Monday 14 January 2019), staff at the restaurant on West Street, Umina Beach, were preparing to close for the night, when a man came through the back door.

Officers have been told the man, who had his face partially concealed, threatened staff members with a large knife and demanded money.

The staff handed over a sum of cash before the man fled on foot.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District arrived a short time later, establishing a crime scene that was examined by forensic specialists.

As their investigations continue, they would like to speak with a man described as being aged in his mid-30s and about 183cm tall. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper, dark blue pants and black boots at the time.