No takeaway for armed man

A YOUNG worker was left shaken after an armed bandit, waving a large knife, attempted to rob a Chinese takeaway store in Rockhampton on Tuesday night.

Police said a man carrying a knife with a 20-centimetre blade tried to rob Thanh Chinese Kitchen on Gladstone Road.

Detective Inspector Jon Wacker said the attacker exchanged words with the worker before the store owner came out and the intruder fled on foot.

Inspector Wacker said no money was stolen and no one was injured.

The man was last seen running down Gladstone Road.

Police describe the man as 175 centimetres tall and wearing a multi-coloured piece of cloth over his face.

Further details were not available and police were yesterday afternoon still waiting to talk to the worker.

This is the second time a man wielding a knife has attempted to rob the Chinese takeaway store in 18 months.

Recent robberies

September 10: A man held up Choice Petroleum on the corner of Thozet and Rockonia roads with a female getaway driver. Couple charged

August 21: A man was arrested for holding up the Cambridge Street pharmacy armed with a knife and demanded drugs from a woman but fled empty handed. Man charged

July 29: A man held up three female employees with a knife when he robbed Richardson Road Foodworks. Man charged.

July 17: A rugby league referee was robbed at knifepoint outside Browne Park. The same man then carried out at an attack at Red Rooster on George Street and was apprehended minutes later. SOLVED

July 1: Two thieves broke into Northside Plaza and stole about $50,000 worth of jewellery from Northside Jewellers. UNSOLVED

June 29: Two men were abducted at knifepoint from a Yeppoon Video store and robbed of $1000 before dumped in Rockhampton. SOLVED

June 8: Five thieves entered Stockland Rockhampton at night and burgled two jewellery stores. ONE BANDIT CAUGHT

June 3: Burglars rammed a car into the Parkhurst Tavern and then a convenience store on Richardson Road. Three thieves stole money and cigarettes. UNSOLVED

April 11: A 31-year-old demanded cash and went on a wrecking spree at Domino's Pizza on Bridge Street while armed with a wooden stake. SOLVED

March 28/29: Three men committed crimes at Pizza Hut, North Rockhampton, United Petroleum, Rockhampton and a Gladstone service station. SOLVED

March 25: A thief stole a few thousand dollars from Bartlett's Tavern by jumping the counter and running off about 10pm. UNSOLVED

March 18: An armed bandit allegedly threatened a shop assistant at Foodworks Glenmore with a knife and bloody syringe. SOLVED

March 14: Two men allegedly mugged a taxi driver and left him tied up on the side of the road as they fled with his cab at Kabra, near Rockhampton. SOLVEDFebruary 20: Two balaclava-wearing bandits, one carrying a 30cm knife, threatened bottle shop attendants at the Glenmore Tavern bottle shop. UNSOLVED

February 19: A woman armed with a knife allegedly made threats to an ANZ bank teller on Bolsolver Street. SOLVED

February 18: Bluebirds United Sports Club was the target of a break-inwhen thieves smashed a rear window and stole bottles of alcohol.UNSOLVED

February 17: A man walked into a home in Dee Street and demanded money while brandishing a knife. UNSOLVED

January 21: A bandit dressed in black robbed a Capricornia Credit Unionbranch in Main Street. He passed a threatening note and demanded cash.UNSOLVED

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