Alleged robber appears in Bundaberg court

UPDATE, JULY 14: A man charged with armed robbery has appeared in Bundaberg Magistrates Court.

Norman Simpson did not appeal for bail following the alleged armed hold up. 

The matter has been adjourned until September 3.

He was remanded in custody and will appear by video link.

UPDATE 8:30PM

A MAN has been charged after a video store was robbed in Bundaberg last night.

A man entered the business around 6.45pm and police will allege he produced a knife and made demands before fleeing the scene with a sum of cash.

A 42-year-old Bundaberg man has been charged with one count of armed robbery and is due to appear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court tomorrow. 

EARLIER: Police still hunting for man who held up store with knife

BUNDABERG Police are continuing to search for a man who brandished a knife during an armed hold up of the Blockbuster video store.

About 6.45pm on Sunday a man entered the store on the corner of Maryborough and Woongarra Sts and threatened the male shop assistant before making demands for cash.

Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Glenn Cameron said investigations were ongoing.

"Police are investigating an armed robbery... where a sum of cash was stolen," he said.

"A man entered the store with a knife and demanded a sum of cash.

"The man did leave the store with a sum of cash and police are continuing investigations to try and locate that male."

Police were called to the store following the robbery but a search of the area failed to locate the offender.

"Police conducted a search but did not locate anyone at that time. The investigation is ongoing," Det Act Snr Sgt Cameron said.

He said the shop assistant was not injured in the incident.

"They received no injuries but obviously it is very traumatising for anyone to go through this sort of situation and we'll be referring them to the appropriate support agencies," he said.

Det Act Snr Sgt said police were reviewing CCTV but the offender had taken measures to conceal their identity.

"Police are continuing to look for a male in his 30s or 40s. He had his face concealed so we do have a limited description of the male," he said.

"There is footage of the incident and police are reviewing that footage and hopefully that will assist with our investigation.

"Any incident of this nature is very disturbing and police will do everything they can to catch the people responsible.

"If anyone can assist police with their inquiries we urge them to call Crime Stoppers."

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or head online o www.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day.  

 

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating following the armed robbery of a video store in Bundaberg last night. 

Around 6.45pm a man armed with a knife entered the Maryborough Street store and threatened the male shop assistant before making demands for cash.

The store attendant complied and the man left the store with a sum of cash.

The shop assistant was not injured during the incident.

Investigations are continuing.



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