Po­lice chas­ing two sus­pects

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - by Nathan Paull nathan. paull@ townsville­bul­letin. com. au

PO­LICE are on the hunt for two men who al­legedly robbed a woman while she was work­ing.

Townsville District Prop­erty Crime Unit of­fi­cer-in-charge Det ec­tive Se­nior-Sergeant Ja­son Shep­herd said the men en­tered the of­fice area of the Townsville Palms Lodge in Peel St, Gar­butt about noon on March 13.

Sen-Sgt Shep­herd said one of the men pushed the fe­male man­ager up against a wall and re­moved money from her waist­band and fled down Peel St to­wards Ing­ham Rd.

‘‘ When the suspect has pushed the vic­tim up against the wall, he’s de­manded the money from her,’’ he said.

‘‘ It would be known

to peo­ple who at­tend Palms Lodge that the man­ager kept money on her per­son, which was where she gave change from and so forth.’’

He said the other al­leged of­fender stayed out­side, pre­sum­ably to keep watch, and took off run­ning with the other man af­ter the u n a r m e d r o b b e r y . S e n - S g t Shep­herd said the main al­leged of­fender was de­scribed as Abo­rig­i­nal, be­tween 30-40, about 180cm tall, mus­cu­lar build, with a num­ber one-style crew cut and wear­ing a red shirt.

He said the suspect had a roundish face with a scar on the left side of his top lip.

The sec­ond suspect was de­scribed as be­ing an Abo­rig­i­nal man, about 150cm tall with a skinny build and wear­ing a black base­ball cap.

Sen-Sgt Shep­herd said the vic­tim had been shaken up by the in­ci­dent, but did not ap­pear to have any sig­nif­i­cant in­juries.

He said it ap­peared the rob­bery was planned given the men knew where the money was and that one acted as a look­out.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent should call Townsville po­lice on 4759 9777 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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