Dominos in Burdell. Picture: Evan Morgan
Dominos in Burdell. Picture: Evan Morgan

‘I’m taking this because it’s f-----g Christmas’

POLICE have described the armed robbery of a Domino's store as a horrific experience for the threatened staff.

Regional Duty Officer Acting Inspector Graeme Paine said a middle-aged man wearing a hoodie and a mask entered Dominos North Shore on Saturday night with a sawn-off rifle and told young staff members to get on the ground.

"There were some very direct threats made, a number of the employees had a firearm pointed at them," he said.

"It's a frightening situation for anyone, but certainly for young people trying to earn some money it's a horrifying experience."

The man stole a small sum of money.

Earlier on Saturday a man robbed a West End bottle shop armed with a fence paling.

The man told the young shop assistant: "I'm taking this because it's f-----g Christmas."

Armed robberies this week

Service station (December 13)

A MAN allegedly attempted to rob a service station on Charters Towers Rd on December 13.

It is alleged at about 8.45pm a man entered the business and demanded money while threatening a staff member with a knife.

Police arrived a short time later and located the man who was subsequently arrested.

No one was injured during the incident.

A 36-year-old Condon man was charged with one count each of attempted armed robbery and enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence.

Bottle shop (December 16)

DETECTIVES are investigating an armed robbery incident that occurred in Townsville on December 16.

At about 8pm, a man entered the drive through bottle shop of a licensed premises on Stagpole Street and threatened a male staff member with a fence paling.

The man fled the scene a short time later with a quantity of alcohol.

No one was injured during the incident.

Investigations are continuing.

 

Pizza shop (December 16)

STAFF at a pizza business in Burdell were forced to the floor by a man wielding a rifle during a robbery on Saturday December 16.

The man entered the Main Street store around 10.50pm and demanded the six staff members lay on the ground before he stole a quantity of cash and fled on foot.

The man was seen to enter a dark coloured Commodore sedan parked nearby and driven by a second offender.

No one was physically injured during the incidents and investigations by detectives from the Townsville Criminal Investigation Branch continue.



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