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Police quiz man after finding armed robbery getaway car

UPDATE: Police have recovered the getaway car they believe was used in an armed robbery at Glenvale.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul McCusker said vehicle was located about 2.30pm yesterday on Railway St.

"A male person from that vehicle has assisted police with inquiries," Det. Snr Sgt McCusker said.

Police act on armed robber tip-offs but still need more

EARLIER: A number of people have come forward with valuable information to help detectives in their search for the man who robbed a Glenvale store.

However, Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Paul McCusker still hopes more people will come forward to identify the man who used a screwdriver to threaten the attendant at the Glenvale Convenience Plus store on Sunday afternoon.

"Some information has come in which has given us a big hand," Detective Senior Sergeant McCusker said.

The man was seen leaving the scene about 3.45pm in a blue or aqua-coloured medium size sedan which was parked nearby in Blue Gum Dr.

The robber was described as being 165cm to 170cm tall, of medium build and aged between 20 and 25 years.

"We are still looking for more information on the identity of the man."

Anyone who can help can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Toowoomba detectives on 4631 6400.

Police release images of Glenvale armed robber

EARLIER: Police have released CCTV and comfit images of the man who used a screwdriver to hold-up the Glenvale Convenience Plus store at the intersection of Glenvale Rd and Greenwattle Sts.

Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Paul McCusker said the man entered the bottle shop at the Glenvale Shopping Centre about 3.45pm yesterday.

"This male person depicted in CCTV footage and the comfit image then entered the convenience store at this location and threatened the female attendant with a screwdriver and stole a sum of money," Detective Senior Sergeant McCusker said.

The man was seen leaving the scene in a blue or aqua-coloured medium size sedan which was parked nearby in Blue Gum Dr.

 

At approximately 3.45pm a male person entered firstly a bottle shop at the Glenvale shops on Glenvale Road Toowoomba. This male person depicted in CCTV footage and the Comfit Image then entered the Convenience Store at this location and threatened the female attendant with a screwdriver and stole a sum of money. Photo Contributed
At approximately 3.45pm a male person entered firstly a bottle shop at the Glenvale shops on Glenvale Road Toowoomba. This male person depicted in CCTV footage and the Comfit Image then entered the Convenience Store at this location and threatened the female attendant with a screwdriver and stole a sum of money. Photo Contributed


"Police believe that a dark skinned female person was driving the vehicle and another male passenger also of dark skin was in the vehicle.

"This vehicle was seen to have faded or damaged paint work on the roof and front bonnet area."
 

CCTV footage of the offender.
CCTV footage of the offender.

The robber was described as being 165cm to 170cm tall, of medium build and aged between 20 to 25 years.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Police were today conducting an examination of the scene and other enquiries to locate the owner of the vehicle.

Anyone with information on the man or who might have witnessed the robbery is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Toowoomba detectives on 4631 6444.

 

Armed offender makes off with cash after robbery

EARLIER: Police are investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in Glenvale this afternoon.

The armed offender entered the store on the corner of Greenwattle St and Glenvale Rd at 2.40pm.

The offender threatened staff with a weapon and stole a sum of money from the cash register.

Police door knocked houses in the area and will review closed circuit television footage of the incident tonight.

Topics:  armed robbery, crime, investigation, police, toowoomba




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