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Armed robbery, Rothwell

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 by

Armed robbery, Rothwell

Police are investigating following the armed robbery of a supermarket in Rothwell this morning.

A man walked into the business on Bremner Road around 5.10am, selected a flavoured milk from the drink fridge and approached the front counter.

He then put a bag on the front counter and demanded money and cigarettes from the female cashier before revealing what appeared to be a firearm from the pocket of his jumper.

The cashier complied and handed over a sum of cash and the man fled the scene.

Police have released CCTV images (below) of the man who is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 170cm tall with a medium build, short dark hair with lines shaved into the side.

He was wearing a black hooded jumper with black tracksuit pants and was carrying a black bag.

Police are urging anyone who may recognise the man or have further information about the incident to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.



If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Source: Brisbane Crime Alert

Walk like an Egyptian – Shoplifting, North Mackay

Shortly after 6:30pm on October 30 a male, approximately 19-years-old entered a grocery store on Evans Avenue, North Mackay. Thanks to CCTV recordings this person’s movements were tracked throughout the store. The following actions are alleged:

  • He proceeded to aisle 1, removed a packet of lollies from the shelf. He placed them in his pants pocket.
  • He moved to a rear aisle of the store, he took a flavoured milk off the shelf, he placed the milk down the front of his pants.
  • He moved to the freezer section, he removed a tub of ice cream and also placed it down the front of his pants.
  • While present in the freezer section, he also consumed a box of ice cream.
  • He returned to aisle 1, he has removed multiple individual chocolate bars and also blocks of chocolate from shelves. Any guesses for where he put them? If you said “in his pants” – you would be right.
  • He then proceeded to the checkout where he purchased two small chocolates for $2 and then left the store.

The full description for the male involved is Caucasian in appearance, approximately 19 years of age, solid build, about 182 centimetres tall, brown hair and wearing a baggy white shirt with black cargo pants, also wearing a black baseball cap with a white star on the front. Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to call the Mackay police station on 0749 683 444 or you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously any time of the day. The police reference number is QP1701908175.

How any one can walk at all with so many items stuffed down the front of their pants is noteworthy (special mention must go to the frozen ice cream taken from the freezer here). A sideways shuffling walk like an egyptian method comes to mind only.

Our Crime Prevention Office has in the past offered local businesses a presentation which covered shop-lifting prevention methods, important aspects of legislation and also suggestions for methods of responding to shop-lifters caught in the act. Unfortunately the last time we offered this presentation the attendance was very poor. If you wish to express an interest in receiving this information for your business or as part of a group presentation – contact us at our email address CrimePrevention.MKY@police.qld.gov.au.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Source: Mackay Crime Alert

An overdue message from the Cairns Water Police

Water Police Cairns are reminding Far North boaties to have a communication plan with friends or relatives when they go boating.

Some recent good weather has enabled a lot of boat owners to get out on the water throughout the region.

On Sunday a concerned woman contacted Police to advise that her partner had gone fishing alone offshore from Cooktown on Saturday morning in a 4.6m dinghy and he was expected to return by 1pm that same day.

When he failed to return by 11:30am on Sunday she reported him overdue to Police.

Make a plan and tell a responsible person.

Immediate concerns were held for the safety of the 43-year-old and Water Police commenced search planning involving the Queensland Government Air Rescue Helicopter, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Challenger Jet Aircraft and the Cooktown Australian Volunteer Coast Guard.

Thankfully during the planning phase of the search the male returned to shore safely.  Police spoke to him and he advised he was not in any difficulty but had chosen to stay out fishing rather than return to shore at the time he had advised his partner.

Water Police recommend that if you are going boating that you leave very clear information with a responsible person about where you are going and when you are due to return.

Make sure that you keep to those arranged plans and if you change you only do so once you have contacted the responsible person.

Valuable time and resources of Police, Volunteers and Rescue Organisations are often taken up due to boaties not making or keeping to plans about when they are returning and where they are going.

Does someone know where you are going and when you are due back?

Source: Cairns Crime Alert

Townsville crime watch, Wednesday November 1

A number of homes and vehicles have been entered during the past 24 hours between 7am to 7am in the Townsville area.

Police urge all residents to be vigilant with the security of their property. By ensuring homes and vehicles are locked and property secured, it will decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim of an opportunist crime.

Homes and vehicle entered in the past 24 hours were from the following locations:

Address House/vehicle Entry method Property Stolen
Acheron Avenue, Cranbrook House Unlocked door Computer games, credit cards, toiletries, car and house keys, blade scooter, vehicle
Ross River Road, Aitkenvale Business Smashed window Cash register
Galvani Street, Wulguru House Key used Cash, medication, cigarettes, alcohol, mobile phone
Wright Street, Wulguru Boat Tools used Outboard motor, battery
Ross River Road, Aitkenvale Vehicle Unlocked door Cash, credit cards, identification, mobile phone
Poinciana Street, Cranbrook Vehicle Entry unknown Disturbed by owner.

 

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Source: Townsville Crime Alert

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