Man charged with armed robbery spree in Toowoomba

TOOWOOMBA detectives have charged a man following three alleged armed robberies in the city yesterday evening.

Police will allege at around 6.30pm a man armed with a knife entered a takeaway business on the corner of West and Campbell Sts in Newtown.

It will be alleged the man demanded money from a male staff member and fled the scene on foot with a small sum of cash.

It will be further alleged at 10.15pm a man entered a hotel on Bridge St in Newtown where he demanded money from a female staff member.

The staff member refused and the man left the premises on foot.

At 10.30pm police will allege a man entered a pizza shop on Taylor Street armed with a knife and demanded money from an employee.

When the employee refused the man left the shop on foot.

No one was physically injured in any of the three incidents.

At around midnight patrols located a man on Herries St in Toowoomba where he was taken into custody without incident.

A 22-year-old Toowoomba man has been charged with one count of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery.

He is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on May 3.


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