Armed robbery and burglaries, Wide Bay

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a Tiaro cafe and a series of thefts across Wide Bay in the past month are appealing for public assistance.

On Thursday, January 16, a man threatened staff with a knife before stealing cash from a cafe on Mayne Street in Tiaro.

Around 9pm last night, a man confronted the 29-year-old male driver of a vehicle which was reversing out of a driveway on Ward Street in Maryborough. He tried to force the man from the vehicle, however, the victim fought back and the man fled.

It is believed the same man is also linked to multiple other property offences including vehicle thefts in Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

A silver 2007 Hyundai Sonata with Queensland registration 134 SCM, which was stolen from Cheyne Circuit in Tinana on Christmas Day, has been involved in numerous petrol thefts and remains outstanding.

Investigators believe a 33-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman may be able to assist with their inquiries into these offences and have released their images as part of a public appeal to help locate them.

Robert Norris (pictured) is described as Caucasian, about 187cm tall with a medium build, brown hair and tattoos on both arms and legs.

Kylie Mann (pictured) is described as Caucasian, about 165cm tall with a thin build and brown or blonde hair.

Detectives believe the pair may be armed.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is urged not to approach them but to immediately contact police.


If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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