Two police officers enter the Oasis Convenience Store on Richardson Road shortly after it was held up by three men armed with a firearm and baseball bat.
Two police officers enter the Oasis Convenience Store on Richardson Road shortly after it was held up by three men armed with a firearm and baseball bat. Photo: Kieran Campbell. KC14/1209/4

Armed men rob Rocky shop

THREE men armed with a small gun and a baseball bat terrorised a North Rockhampton shop attendant last night.

Shortly before 8pm, the trio of thieves walked into the Oasis Convenience Store on Richardson Road and demanded cash and cigarettes from the man behind the counter.

Two of the men hid their faces behind pieces of clothing while a third had a hood over his head.

The male attendant, who was the only person in the store at 7.45pm, handed over cash and cigarettes.

The three men fled the scene, running down Richardson Road towards Norman Road.

Late last night police were still patrolling the area and the dog squad was called to the scene in an attempt to trace the scent of the bandits.

Around 9pm, district duty officer Senior Sergeant John Hamrey told The Morning Bulletin that officers would begin a door knock before midnight of the area.

He said that preliminary investigations suggested the three men had run into the Norman Gardens area and police would patrol into the night.

Scenes of Crime police officers also gathered evidence last night from the convenience store, on the corner of Richardson Road and Bruigom Street.

Senior Sergeant Hamrey said there were no witnesses who saw the men run away.

After viewing security footage inside the store, police gave three descriptions of the suspected robbers.

The first male had an Aboriginal appearance and wore three-quarter blue denim shorts, a black and white singlet and dirty white joggers. He covered his head and face with a black and white singlet.

The second man, who was holding the gun, had a Caucasian complexion and was wearing a dark long-sleeved hooded jumper, dark three-quarter shorts and white joggers with black shoelaces.

The third suspect carried a baseball bat and had a tan complexion. He was wearing white, black and yellow board shorts, thongs and used a white shirt to cover his head.

Anyone with information that could help police should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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