Cigs rob­bers re­main on run

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TWO men who robbed a to­bac­conist at Cran­brook yes­ter­day morn­ing re­main on the run.

The Free Choice tobacco store on Ross River Rd was bro­ken into at 12.45am with a large quan­tity of cig­a­rettes stolen.

CCTV footage shows one man, with his face cov­ered, en­ter­ing through a hole that was made in a wall.

Townsville Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch De­tec­tive Se­nior Con­sta­ble David Stan­bor­ough said the of­fend­ers kicked a hole in the wall and then likely used tools to cre­ate their en­trance path.

“It does ap­pear like they’ve had a few at­tempts to get into the area they wanted to get in and were hin­dered by a cup­board in the first in­stance,” he said. “It was a locked and se­cured store­room with CCTV and a mo­tion sen­sor, which went off. It would be pre­sumed they would be on­selling ( the cig­a­rettes) to some­one else.”

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