News

Hunt continues for two armed robbers

ARMED ROBBERY: Police investigate an armed robbery at the East End Hotel which occured in the early hours of Friday morning, 12 September 2014. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
ARMED ROBBERY: Police investigate an armed robbery at the East End Hotel which occured in the early hours of Friday morning, 12 September 2014. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

THE hunt is on for two armed robbers who held up a Bundaberg pub before fleeing with the night's takings.

Armed with a weapon suspected of being a gun, the men smashed their way into the East End Hotel shortly before 4am yesterday.

Detective Acting Inspector Nikki Colfs said two male employees had been counting money following the night's trade when the men broke in.

"At this stage we are investigating whether one of the offenders was carrying a firearm. We are also aware an implement was also being carried," Insp Colfs said.

She said the employees were not harmed or threatened during the robbery.

The East End Hotel declined to speak to the NewsMail yesterday.

"At this stage the only description that can be given is that both male offenders were wearing jeans," Insp Colfs said.

"We believe they were Caucasian, wearing gloves, their faces were covered and their torsos and bodies were covered," she said.

The dog squad was deployed soon after the offence, but as the men had fled in a car, the trail went cold.

It is believed the men are driving a late-model, silver Nissan Navara.

CCTV footage has captured the robbery and investigations into identifying the suspects is continuing.

"It's a massive concern," Insp Colfs said.

"These type of offences cause the community great angst in what's occurring and certainly these type of people who commit offences are impacting on the community," she said.

"The message to these people is that if you are going to commit these types of offences, and get caught, you are going to spend some time in jail," she said.

Anyone with information on the robbery and suspects is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  crime, east end hotel, robbery




Police want to speak to two men following wilful damage

Police want to speak with men in photos

City Aldi opening hours revealed

OPENING SOON: Aldi in Maryborough Street opens on Wednesday 3 August.

Store will offer supermarket competition

Latest deals and offers

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles