Friday, September 5, 2008

Woman with scissors scares off robber

A MAN armed with a knife grabbed an attendant during an attempted robbery of a Queensland convenience store overnight but fled when he was threatened with a pair of scissors.

The incident was one of a spate of overnight robberies and burglaries in southeast Queensland.
Police said just before 9pm (AEST) yesterday a man entered the store on Sir Fred Schonell Drive at St Lucia, in Brisbane's inner west, armed with a scalpel-styled knife and demanded money from the female attendant.
When she refused he grabbed her by the arm before a female colleague threatened him with scissors.
He fled and was chased to a car in Laurence Street which was last seen driving down Macquarie Street.
The man was described as of Asian appearance, 175cm tall and of proportionate build. He wore dark clothing with a dark cloth wrapped around his head.
In another attempted robbery, a service station attendant in Toowoomba fought off an attacker armed with a knife.
About 12.30am (AEST) today a man walked into a service station on West Street, pulled out a knife and demanded cash, police said.
The male attendant refused and struggled with robber who fled without any cash. The attendant received minor injuries.
The offender was described as being caucasian, 165-170cm tall with a solid build and brown hair. He wore long denim shorts, a dark jumper with light grey shoulders and no shoes.
On the Sunshine Coast cold and flu medication were stolen after the front window of a pharmacy at Coolum was smashed about 3.10am today.


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