Brazen duo wanted for crime spree
POLICE are still trying to track down a man and a woman wanted over a series of brazen crimes around Ipswich.
Ipswich CIB Detective Sergeant Dan Morgan said the crime spree started about 11am Tuesday and extended over about five hours.
Sgt Morgan said the episode started when the pair arrived at Walloon News just before 11am in a car that was stolen from Springfield.
He said the man and woman stole money from the newsagency's cash register before fleeing and driving towards Rosewood.
About half an hour later they snatched a woman's handbag from near the NAB ATM on John St in Rosewood.
The couple's daylight bag snatch was caught on Safe City, which was installed in Rosewood in July.
"They were then pursued on a number of occasions but due to safety concerns we were unable to intercept them," Sgt Morgan said.
The rogue pair then drove off without paying at Kangaroo Fuels in Leichhardt and were last seen doing the same at the Caltex service station on the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil before again speeding off.
"We're pretty confident we know who they are and we'll have them in custody in no time," Sgt Morgan said.
Police are appealing for public assistance in locating a white 1996 VS Holden Commodore station wagon.
The vehicle, with Queensland registration 379 MSX, was stolen from a Springfield address.
Police are urging anyone who has seen the vehicle or knows its location to contact the Ipswich Communication Centre on 3817 1487 or Crime Stoppers.
Police warn people not to approach the vehicle's occupants.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.