Queensland

Update: Armed robbery charges, Coningsby and Beaconsfield

A man has been charged following two armed robberies alleged to have occurred in the Mackay area.

It will be alleged around 5.45pm on November 30 2017 a man entered a convenience store on Beaconsfield Road armed with a screwdriver.

The man allegedly demanded money from a female staff member, before fleeing the scene on foot with a sum of cash.

It will be further alleged that later at midnight, December 1 2017, a man entered a service station on the Bruce Highway at Coningsby and approached the counter armed with a knife.

The man demanded money from a female staff member, before fleeing the with a sum of cash.

No one was physically injured during either incident.

A 26-year-old Slade Point man has since been arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery and is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court today (December 7 2017).

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.

Source: QLD Police