Police have released photos of two people who may be able to assist with inquiries in relation to a series of robberies including the armed robbery of a Rochedale South grocery store on Wednesday night.
About 7.30pm a man and a woman entered the Underwood Road store and approached staff. The man was armed with a length of heavy link chain with an object attached. After a confrontation he struck a female staff member across her forehead with the chain causing a laceration.
The man then left the store and returned a short time later in possession of a shortened firearm. The woman also produced a shortened firearm and made threats to the female staff member.
The woman stole tobacco and cash before she and the man ran from the store.
The man is described as being aged in his forties, Caucasian in appearance, 180cm tall with a slim build. He was wearing a navy blue and fluro yellow jacket, grey jeans, a dark coloured baseball cap and black and white sports shoes.
The woman is described as Caucasian in appearance, fair hair, 168cm tall with a medium build. She was wearing white sports shoes, long dark pants and a black hooded jumper beneath a white jacket.
Police believe the same pair may be linked to several other robbery offences including a Gympie Road hotel on July 23, a bakery in Burpengary on July 10, an auto supply shop in Bald Hills on July 14, a bottle shop in Newport on July 18, a bottle shop in Strathpine on July 19, and the attempted armed robbery of a tavern in Burpengary on July 21.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.