Following four armed robberies of fast food restaurants in the south of Brisbane within twenty-four hours, police have initiated a massive investigation.
At around 9:30 p.m. on January 15, three individuals armed with a rifle and knives entered a fast food establishment on Commercial Drive in Springfield.
The three then fled in a stolen 2003 white Ford Falcon utility with Queensland registration 120-FG7, heading north-east on Springfield Parkway after threatening employees and stealing cash.
On Monday, January 16 between 9:15 and 9:40 p.m., the same gang robbed three fast food restaurants in Rocklea, Salisbury, and Algester. Employees were once again intimidated by three armed with firearms and knives prior to the theft of cash.
A fourth offender waited outside the white Ford Falcon utility vehicle that had been taken.
The first robbery happened at a business at the crossroads of Granard Road and Short Street in Rocklea, the second at a shop on Kessels Road in Salisbury, and the third at a fast food restaurant on Beaudesert Road in Algester.
No bodily injuries were sustained.
At around 11:15 p.m., a white Ford Falcon utility was discovered abandoned at the junction of Johnson Road and Stapylton Road in Heathwood.
The police are requesting that anybody who may have seen the car in recent days contact them, as well as anyone with pertinent dash cam evidence.
Police are warning fast food restaurants to be extra careful and to notify authorities immediately if they see anything, anybody, or any strange cars.
Police are conducting more patrols of fast food restaurants.
Detectives from Ipswich and South Brisbane continue their investigations.
It is assumed that the group has one male and two females.
The white Ford Falcon utility vehicle was taken from a location in Carole Park.
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