Crimes related to Restaurants

A crime scene has been established at a fast food store in Merrylands following an armed robbery early this morning.

About 2.45am (Tuesday 23 October 2018), a man entered the Pitt Street store armed with a knife. He approached the counter and threatened a male staff member while demanding cash from the register.

The employee complied and the armed man took the money before running from the store.

Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command arrived on scene and have commenced inquiries.

The man has been described as Caucasian in appearance, about 175cm tall with a medium to thin build and wearing a blue and black coloured hooded jacket and black shorts with a white stripe down the side. He was wearing black joggers with white soles.

A youth has been charged following an alleged armed robbery at Belmore overnight.

About 9pm yesterday (Friday 19 October 2018), a 16-year-old boy entered a restaurant on Knox Street, Belmore, before allegedly threatening two workers with a knife, demanding cash.

He was given cash and ran out of the store, north along Knox Street.

Staff ran into the street calling for help and a bystander flagged down a passing police vehicle.

Police chased the teen and arrested him in Hugh Street.

He was taken to Campsie Police Station and charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon.

He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Saturday 20 October 2018).

Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Logan Central this morning.

At around 8.15am a woman parked her vehicle in the carpark of a fast food restaurant at the intersection of Wembley Road and Leichardt Street when a man entered her vehicle.

The man produced a knife and demanded the woman’s handbag before taking her purse and fleeing the scene on foot.

He was last seen walking west along Leichardt Street.

No one was physically injured during the robbery.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, is approximately 183cm tall, of a slim build with short grey hair and green or blue eyes.

Police have released images of a man who may be able to assist with investigations. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police.


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Detectives have released CCTV images and are appealing for public assistance following an attempted robbery in Chippendale last month.

About 8.30am on Sunday 23 September 2018, a man attempted to steal cash from a café on City Road.

A 25-year-old female staff member intervened, before chasing the man when he fled on foot.

The man attempted to grab personal items from the woman, injuring her hand.

He was last seen on City Road heading toward Broadway Shopping Centre.

The woman notified officers from Redfern Police Area Command of the incident and an investigation was launched.

As inquiries continue, police have released CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist.

The man depicted is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his 20s, with a medium build.

He is depicted as wearing a grey Nike hooded-jumper, grey track pants, black Nike runners and a black baseball cap.

A man has been charged after allegedly attacking another man with a machete then robbing a fast food outlet on the Sunshine Coast on October 7.

It will be alleged around 10pm a 34-year-old Ninderry man was slashed on the arm and back by another man with a machete outside of a licensed premises near the intersection of Scott and Stevens Streets in Yandina.

The victim suffered a deep laceration to his arm and was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital for surgery to the wound.

It is further alleged at around 11.30pm a man entered a fast foot outlet on Currie Street in Nambour, approached the counter and demanded money from the 28-year-old male store attendant, suggesting he was armed.

The store attendant complied and handed over a sum of cash before the man fled the scene.

At around 12.30am on October 8 the same man allegedly broke into a service station on Farrell Street, Yandina and stole some items before filling a vehicle with fuel and driving away without paying.

Ongoing investigations led police to conduct a search at a Kiamba residence yesterday where a 29-year-old Lutwyche man was arrested.

He was charged with two counts of stealing and one count each of wounding, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence, enter premises and commit indictable offence by break, receiving tainted property and possession of a knife in a public place.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (October 9).

Police have charged two men following two alleged armed robberies in the Sunshine Coast.

It will be alleged just before 9pm on September 30, a man entered a coffee shop at Park Place in Caloundra armed with a tomahawk. He threatened a staff member, demanding they handover cash from the till. The employee complied, and the man fled with a sum of cash.

It will be further alleged at 12.20pm on October 1 two men entered a Beerburrum Road liquor outlet at Aroona and threatened a female staff member with a tomahawk demanding cash. The staff member complied, and the men fled the store with a sum of cash.

A 34-year-old Currimundi man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, and one count each of enter premises, fraud and stealing.

A 28-year-old Moffat Beach man has been charged with one count of armed robbery.

Both men will appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today, October 5.

Police are searching for a man who held up a coffee shop at Caloundra last night.

Just before 9pm, a man armed with a tomahawk, threatened staff at the Park Place store, demanding they handover cash from the till.

The employee complied and the man fled with a sum of cash.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

The man is described as being about 30 years old with a tanned complexion, solid build and a black beard.

He was wearing a black hooded jumper with white text and black jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the matter should call police.

Police have charged four teenagers following alleged armed robberies in Seven Hills.

About 7pm yesterday (Tuesday 2 October 2018), four teenagers – aged between ­13 and 17 – allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old man at Seven Hills Railway Station.

The injured man was taken to Blacktown Hospital for treatment.

About 9.30pm it will be alleged the same group entered a fast food outlet on Boomerang Place, Seven Hills, and assaulted a 26-year-old man.

During the altercation, a knife was allegedly produced. The man was not physically injured.

About 9.35pm, the youths approached two men aged in their 20s at a shopping centre in Seven Hills.

The 24-year-old man was allegedly robbed at knifepoint before he was assaulted.

Officers from Blacktown Police Area Command were notified and arrested four teenagers nearby.

The teenagers were taken to Blacktown Police Station where they were charged.

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with larceny, robbery armed with offensive weapon, and common assault.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, and common assault.

A second 14-year-old boy has been charged with common assault, use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence, and robbery armed with offensive weapon.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, and larceny.

All were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Wednesday 3 October 2018.

Inquiries continue.

Brisbane detectives have charged a 19-year-old Caboolture man over the alleged armed robbery of a Zillmere restaurant on Sunday, September 23.

The man was arrested this afternoon and has been charged with several offences including armed robbery, dangerous conduct with a weapon, enter premises and commit an indictable offence, obstruct police and trespass.

He was denied police bail and is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Original media release issued September 23 copied below:

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a store in Zillmere earlier tonight.

At around 6pm, a man entered the Zillmere Road address and grabbed a female attendant by the shoulder while demanding money from the cash register.

He then produced a weapon resembling a pistol and threatened the male store keeper.

The man took the contents from the till before fleeing the scene on foot towards Handford Road.

Police would like to speak to a man described as approximately 175 centimetres, Caucasion with an olive complexion, aged in his mid-20s with a slim build, and brown curly hair.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour at the time or has further information to come forward.

A boy has been charged following investigations into the armed robbery of a restaurant in Kirwan last night.

At 7pm, two boys entered the Thuringowa Drive address, allegedly armed with a screwdriver and a pair of scissors and made threats towards staff and customers.

It will further be alleged the pair took bottles spirits from the restaurant shelves and removed money from the cash register.

Both boys left the address, however one was located in a nearby backyard a short time later.

It will be alleged the same boy was also involved in a similar incident in Thuringowa Central at around 4pm yesterday where two bottles of alcohol were stolen from a business on High Range Drive.

A 16-year-old Kirwan boy has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery and enter with intent.

Investigations are continuing.