Police probe spate of attacks

A ROCKHAMPTON man was assaulted and robbed by two people after he went to see if they were okay earlier this week.

The man, in his early 40s, was about to open up a business on Yaamba Rd about 7.30am, Monday, when he saw two people sitting in a nearby dock.

He went to check on them, but rather than reciprocating his act of kindness, the two attacked him and stole a small sum of money.

Rockhampton police CIB officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon said the man wasn't seriously injured but was suffering from shock.

The attackers are described as of indigenous appearance.

One was wearing a maroon and white shirt with the other in a dark green top. Det Snr Sgt Moon said the random attack came after another incident about 10.15pm, Saturday, when a man, 30, was robbed as he walked along Yaamba Rd, near the Moores Crk Bridge.

In this incident a Caucasian male grabbed the victim by the left arm and threatened him with a silver-coloured object.

A small amount of money was stolen.

The attacker wore a distinctive dark-coloured hoodie with the word TapouT in silver across the front and three-quarter length shorts.

He is aged between 18 and 30, stands about 182cm tall and was described as having acne on his face.

Det Snr Sgt Moon said the two incidents were not thought to be linked.

He said police were currently reviewing all robberies in the Rockhampton area committed during the past couple of years.

"Any robbery is a serious offence," Det Snr Sgt Moon said.

He said Rockhampton had a high clear-up rate, attributable to the relentless pursuit of criminals by police and information provided by the community.

He wants people with information about the recent attacks, or any unsolved robbery, to come forward.

"There are people out there who know who has done these offences," Det Snr Sgt Moon said.

"These offenders are not Robinson Crusoes and they will have talked about what's happened."

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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