Police update: Armed robberies in Sunnybank Hills and Mitchelton, QLD

Detectives investigating armed robberies at hotels in Sunnybank Hills and Mitchelton late last year have renewed their appeals for public assistance.

Around 5am on November 6, 2020 a male employee from a tavern on Hellawell Rd, Sunnybank Hills, was forced from his vehicle in the car park by a man armed with a handgun.

The employee was told to re-open the tavern and once inside he was forced to open a safe.

The man escaped with a sum of cash and was last seen on foot heading towards Beenleigh Road.

The man was carrying a duffel bag and is described as Caucasian, around 180cm tall, between 30 to 40 years old and was wearing a hooded pullover with white emblems, white shoes and white gloves.

At 4.10am on December 10, 2020 a man of similar description entered an Osbourne Road hotel, Mitchelton, armed with a handgun and demanded money from a male employee.

The man demanded the employee’s wallet and keys before stealing his black Nissan coupe. He left in the vehicle but was not successful in stealing cash from the business.

Detectives are urging anyone with dashcam or information to come forward.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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