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Update: Armed robberies, Gold Coast

A man has been arrested in New South Wales today in relation to a series of armed robberies on the Gold Coast in recent weeks.

The robberies, believed to be linked, involved up to three men at a number of locations including:

• A takeaway business on Golden Four Drive in Tugun on September 18;
• A takeaway store on the Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh Heads on September 16;
• A liquor store on Townson Avenue in Palm Beach on September 15;
• A general store on Tallai Avenue at Tallai on September 13.

In each instance a staff member was threatened by a man armed with a tyre iron who then fled with a sum of cash.

New South Wales police today arrested 25-year-old Terranora man who remains in custody for bail related offences.

He is expected to be extradited at a later date and face charges relating to two of the robberies at Tallai and Palm Beach.

Police are seeking public assistance to locate another two men and a car they may be travelling in, a 2012 Toyota Camry with NSW registration CJ56YC (similar to pictured)

The first man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged in his early 20s, around 165cm tall with dark hair and a rat’s tail hair style.
The second man is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, around 180cm tall with short dark hair.

Police are also advising local businesses to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Anyone who may have information in relation to the whereabouts of the men or the car is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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