Crime related to Supermarkets

Members of Tasmania Police have charged a 17 year old youth in respect to the armed robbery committed at the Newnham IGA Supermarket at 5.40pm on Sunday night.

The youth is alleged to have entered the store, armed with a knife before demanding money and fleeing with a quantity of cash. He has been detained to appear in an out-of-hours court sitting on Monday morning.

Tasmania Police wish to thank members of the public for providing vital information in respect to the matter and urge anyone who may have witnessed a male in acting suspiciously in the Newnham area on Sunday evening to contact the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch.

The offender has been described as wearing a black Adidas jumper, blue Adidas cap, black track pants and carrying a black backpack. He was seen riding a BMX bike near George Town Road, Newnham.

The staff member working at the supermarket did not receive any injuries as a result of the armed robbery.

Police have charged a man after he allegedly threatened staff with a knife at a supermarket in Spring Hill this afternoon.

It will be alleged at 3.55pm a man entered the Turbot Street store and selected some food items before trying to leave the store without paying. Two staff approached the man and he threatened them with a small knife before leaving the store.

Police were notified and located the man in Milne Street.

A 56-year-old Spring Hill man has been charged with one count each to robbery whilst armed, enter premises with intent to commit indicatable offence and assault.

He will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday March 4.

Three people have been arrested after allegedly stealing groceries and threatening staff at at northern suburbs supermarket last night.

Police were called to a supermarket car park on Finnis Street, Blakeview about 7.45pm on Monday 4 March by reports that three people had loaded two trolleys with groceries and were attempting to leave without paying.

When confronted, they allegedly threatened staff with a taser and took off in a vehicle.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Police spoke to a number of witnesses at the scene and following investigations Northern District CIB detectives arrested three suspects at an Andrews Farm address just before 10pm.

A 35-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, both from Andrews Farm, and a 15-year-old Gilles Plains boy were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

The woman and boy were refused police bail and expected to face court at Elizabeth today.  The man was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 27 March.

A man has been charged after two recent alleged armed robberies on the NSW mid north coast.

Police will allege about 5.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 27 February 2019), a 21-year-old man got into a taxi outside a service station on the Pacific Highway, South Kempsey, and directed the driver to Leith Street, West Kempsey.

Upon arriving at the location, the man threatened the 68-year-old male driver with a knife, before taking cash and fleeing on foot.

The driver attended Kempsey Police Station and reported the matter to officers from Mid North Coast Police District.

About 10.35am today, a 73-year-old man was returning to his vehicle in the underground carpark of a supermarket on Smith Street, Kempsey, when a 21-year-old man approached him and threatened him with a knife.

The younger man took the older man’s keys and an amount of cash, before entering the vehicle and driving away.

Following inquiries, shortly after 10.40am, police attended a home on Tozer Street, West Kempsey, where they arrested the 21-year-old Queensland man, and he was taken to Kempsey Police Station.

He was charged with robbery while armed with offensive weapon (x2), and aggravated take and drive conveyance while armed.

He was refused bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court tomorrow (Friday 1 March 2019).

Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a teenager with a string of offences following a series of robberies across Melbourne’s east and west over the past month.

It’s alleged the unlicensed 17-year-old stole a vehicle, cash and other items after committing a burglary at a residence in Delahey on 10 February.

The teenager allegedly then committed robberies at service stations in Sunbury on 13 February, Truganina on 14 February, Bundoora and Preston on 15 February, Thomastown on the 17 February; a supermarket at Docklands on 18 February and another service station in Truganina on 19 February.

Police arrested the teen yesterday on Grant Street, St Albans about 5.20pm.

Detectives charged the teen with 16 charges including armed robbery, robbery, theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, theft, committing an indictable offence while on bail and traffic offences.

The Wyndham Vale boy was remanded to appear at a Children’s Court later today.

Detectives from Melbourne Embona Robbery Taskforce are investigating the circumstances surrounding an armed robbery which occurred in Kensington on Sunday.

Investigators have been told a man entered a supermarket on Smithfield Road about 7pm with a hatchet and told the attendant to get away from the register.

The cashier jumped the counter and the offender helped himself to cash and cigarettes.

He left the store but was confronted by witnesses at the corner of Woodruff and Westbourne streets.

The offender dropped the cigarettes and ran from the scene.

Investigators have released images of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquires.

Detectives from Portland Crime Investigation Unit have arrested a man this morning for an attempted armed robbery in Terang earlier this week.

It is alleged that a man attempted to commit an armed robbery at a supermarket on High Street, Terang on 5 February, threatening a victim with a weapon before demanding money.

The victim fought off the man before the man fled empty handed.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

Police executed a search warrant on a Pile Court, Portland address and arrested a 23-year-old Portland man for an attempted armed robbery, a police pursuit and numerous traffic offences.

The man is currently in custody and assisting investigators with their enquiries.

Detectives from the Mackay have charged a man overnight with a number of robbery offences that have occurred in the Mackay District in the past few months.

The two armed robberies occurred at a supermarket on Bridge Road on December 12 last year and on January 15, 2019.

The attempted armed robbery occurred at a service station on Sydney Street on January 15.

The man has also been charged after a vehicle was stolen from an address on Barber Drive in Eimeo on January 14 which was located burnt out the next day at Blacks Beach.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count each of attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and arson.

He is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

Today’s media conference of Detective Senior Sergeant Jack Savage can be downloaded regarding an update on a 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old woman charged following investigations into several alleged offences, including the serious assault and attempted robbery of a 19-year-old woman in Alderley on Monday, December 24.

Police have charged a 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old woman following investigations into several offences, including the serious assault and attempted robbery of a 19-year-old woman in Alderley on Monday, December 24.

Police intercepted a 21-year-old woman and the boy at around 2.30pm yesterday, at a shopping centre in Mount Pleasant, Mackay.

Police will allege a CX5 was stolen from a Fitzgibbon residence at 11.15am on December 24 and at 12.45pm, the same vehicle left a service station on Great Barrier Road at Brisbane Airport without paying for fuel.

At 6.15pm that day a 19-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by an occupant of the car in Goskar Avenue, Alderley during an attempt to steal her car at gunpoint. Police will also allege when a man came to her aid he was threatened with a firearm and the driver of the CX5 reversed into him.

The woman was transported to the Wesley Hospital where was treated for serious facial and eye injuries. The man received minor injuries to his legs.

On December 28 police allege the same CX5 left a service station in Marlborough without paying for fuel. Police responding to that incident attempted to intercept the CX5 at Carmila, however, the pursuit was called off.

Police further allege the CX5 was located at an address near Mackay on December 30.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with armed robbery in company, assault, grievous bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon, dangerous conduct with a weapon, evade police, unlicensed driving, possession of tainted property and three counts of stealing.

A 21-year-old Mackay woman has been charged with receiving tainted property and possession of drug paraphernalia. She will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

Investigations are continuing.