ARMED ROBBERIES: Police are investigating five armed robberies that have occurred in the Bundaberg and Bargara areas since February 1. Photo: contributed
ARMED ROBBERIES: Police are investigating five armed robberies that have occurred in the Bundaberg and Bargara areas since February 1. Photo: contributed contributed

Two men suspected of carrying out robberies across the city

BUNDABERG Police suspect two men may be working together to commit armed, cash-grab robberies across Bundaberg that have terrified staff and left the community in fear.

New images of the robbers have emerged following a series of armed hold-ups in the city and in Bargara on Saturday night.

One photo shows a man - always with his face concealed - walking into the FoodWorks on Boundary St and pointing the gun towards the counter.

"We can say the offenders are male; they are covering their faces with cloth. They are armed with either a machete or a toy small silver pistol that may be a replica," Wide Bay Burnett District Detective Inspector Bruce McNab said.

"The most distinctive items of clothing the suspects are wearing are a grey pair of track pants and a white and grey striped jumper."

There have been six armed robberies across Bundaberg in the space of eight days, with the latest at Moore Park Beach on Sunday believed to be carried out by a different offender.

Det Insp McNab said a blue, four-door sedan was suspected of being used as the getaway car.

"We do know after the incident at (Eagle Boys) in Bargara, one of the offenders got into the passenger side of the vehicle," he said.

He said the robberies were being treated very seriously.

"These people are entering business premises where people are employed and threatening them with weapons," he said.

"We are concerned these offenders are still in the community and we haven't put them before the court."

Det Insp McNab said it was important for businesses to be vigilant and talk to their staff about what security procedures were in place.

"If they are operating after hours, and they have the ability to keep the doors closed until they can identify that the client is not wearing something over his face, and then opening the door, that is always a good measure to take," he said.

"Most importantly, if they notice anything suspicious in relation to their business premises, to call Crime Stoppers or Triple Zero."

"In the short time we've been talking about these instances happening, we are getting a great swell of information from the community."

Anyone with information that could help identify the men are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bundaberg Police on 4153 9111.



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