Detectives are continuing to investigate a series of armed robberies on the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane in the last month which they believe are linked.
On September 22 a man armed with a firearm threatened an employee at a Ninderry Road restaurant at Yandina before fleeing with cash from the till around 6.30pm.
Around 10.20pm on the same day, a man attempted to rob a Steve Irwin Way restaurant at the Glass House Mountains with a firearm but when a staff member fled, the man left empty-handed.
At 12.20pm on October 7 a man robbed the bar area of a Buderim golf club on Golflinks Drive with a firearm. The man was wearing a mask, black tracksuit pants with white stripes and a long sleeved shirt. He fled with a sum of cash. A stolen white 2012 Holden Cruze, found burnt out at Bells Creek is believed to be used in this offence.
At 10.20pm on the same day three men held up a Buddina hotel on Point Cartwright Drive, armed with knives and a firearm. They left the scene after stealing cash.
In all cases, no one was physically injured.
One of the offenders is described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 180cm tall with dark facial hair and brown eyes. A female is believed to be accompanying one of the offenders.
Police are searching for a stolen silver 2004 Nissan Navara utility (pictured) with a distinctive bulbar and canopy which is believed to be linked to one of the offenders.
“These are violent robberies and we are certainly concerned with the offenders’ threats involving firearms and knives against employees at businesses which have the potential for someone to be seriously injured,” he said.
Anyone with information in relation to any of the above offences or either stolen vehicles is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.