Police are investigating the robbery of a Blackstone store and the assault of a police officer tonight.
Around 5.20pm two juveniles entered the Mary Street store, one allegedly armed with a fence paling before dropping it to the ground and removing a quantity of store items.
The juveniles were observed by witnesses to run through the yard of an Alice Street residence, before a police dog tracked them to bushland behind the address.
While police were speaking with the two juveniles behind the Alice Street residence, one juvenile became involved in a physical altercation with another resident, and upon police intervening, the offender has allegedly spat in the face of one of the police officers.
Police investigations are continuing.
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.