Men suspected in four robberies
POLICE are appealing for information to help identify two men they believe are responsible for a spate of robberies.
Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Hildred, of the Criminal Investigation Branch, said the offences took place at the Booyal Roadhouse, the Wowan Roadhouse and two shops in Monto across three consecutive nights.
He said police were appealing to anyone who might know where the men were staying to come forward.
“If caravan park, hostel or hotel owners have seen two men travelling in a Holden Captiva, then let us know,” he said.
The first offence occurred early on Saturday when thousands of dollars of cigarettes were stolen from the Booyal Roadhouse.
The following day at 3.30am, two male suspects arrived at the Wowan Roadhouse on the Leichhardt Hwy in the Captiva SUV.
Both offenders wore masks and headwear and entered the premises by breaking a fibro wall panel on the front wall.
Det Sen Sgt Hildred said both offenders appeared to be slim to proportionate build and 160–70cm tall.
“One offender was wearing a baseball cap and the other suspect was wearing a hoodie,” he said.
“It is unknown at this stage if the vehicle of interest is a stolen vehicle.”
The third location targeted was Monto, where cash was stolen from two businesses early Monday.
Between 2am and 3am, a side door at the St Vincent de Paul building in Lister St was jemmied open.
The other business targeted by the thieves was Monto Irrigation and Plumbing in Lister St.
Anyone with information can phone police on 4153 9111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.