Police update: Armed robberies at Rockhampton

Police have charged three men after an alleged armed robbery at licensed premises in Rockhampton on Tuesday, April 30.

It will be alleged at around 5am three men entered a licensed premises on Kent Street and demanded money.

The trio, who were wearing black face masks as well as white, red and grey hooded jumpers, escaped the premises in a white van with a sum of cash.

It will be further alleged at around 5.20am the same white van was set alight on Park Street in Park Avenue.

The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.

Today a 26-year-old West Gladstone man, a 23-year-old West Gladstone man and a 27-year-old Calliope man have all been charged with one count each of armed robbery in company, break and enter, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and arson of a motor vehicle.

The 26-year-old West Gladstone man has also been charged with one count each of stealing, disqualified driving, evade police and possession of drug utensil. He was also charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs (cannabis and methylamphetamine).

All three will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May 5.

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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