Police investigate armed robberies at Beenleigh

Police have released vision of two men as part of their investigation into the armed robbery of a liquor-store at Beenleigh on Saturday November 23.

Shortly before 10pm, two men attended the George Street business, where one of the men approached the 61-year-old male attendant, produced a knife and demanded he open the cash register.

The attendant complied and the man removed a sum of cash from the register, while the other man stole two cartons of beer and four bottles of spirits.

The men fled on foot in the direction of Soudan and Gordon Street.

Please see the below link to access CCTV in relation to the armed robbery of the liquor-store:

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Police are investigating whether this armed robbery is linked to the armed robbery and assault of a 20-year-old man nearby, 15 minutes earlier that night.

Around 9.40pm (Saturday November 23), a 20-year-old Beenleigh man was walking along Coral Street, when he was approached by four men who were not known to him.

One of the men then assaulted the 20-year-old, repeatedly striking his head and body, causing him to fall to the ground.

The four men then continued to assault the man on the ground by punching and kicking his body and head.

The men have removed the 20-year-old’s iPhone 10 mobile phone from his pocket and demanded his pin-code. When the 20-year-old refused; one of the men produced a knife and threatened him, before the men fled on foot towards George Street.

The 20-year-old suffered facial injuries and lacerations and was transported to Logan Hospital in stable condition.

Police are further investigating possible links to the armed robbery of a pizza-shop on George Street overnight (Monday November 25).

Around 9.20pm, two men attended the store where one of the men jumped the counter grabbed a pizza docker, while the other man held the door open.

The man threatened two employees with the docker and demanded cash.

The employees complied and the man stole a sum of cash, before the two men fled on foot towards Distillery Road.

Investigations continue.

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