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Offenders who broke into a premises in the Brisbane suburb of Rocklea during the Easter weekend used a forklift to load 17 pallets of liquor onto a 1996 ACCO truck registered 998KBP, which they then stole. The stolen liquor includes seven pallets of dry gin, eight pallets of vodka, two pallets of single malt Irish whiskey and one pallet of champagne.

Darwin Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault that took place opposite the Discovery Nightclub at around 3:30am on Sunday. The incident involved up to 15 people and left two victims with suspected fractured jaws. The offenders are described as Aboriginal in appearance and one is believed to have a tattoo of a spider or dragon on his neck.

A man was glassed in the face during an unprovoked attack in Anglesea, in Victoria’s southwest, on Sunday night. AAP reported the 18 year-old victim was dancing with friends in the disco area of the hotel when he was approached by a Caucasian man with short dark hair who pushed him back before smashing a glass full of beer in his face. The victim suffered a large cut to his cheek and chin.

A man arrested during an attempted armed robbery at a hotel in the Sydney suburb of Caringbah last Thursday has been charged in relation to a series of armed robberies at hotels and other businesses in the greater Sydney area dating back to January. The majority of the offences were committed within the St George, Miranda and Surry Hills areas.

Three men of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance wearing gloves and balaclavas entered a licensed club on Hampton Street in the Sydney suburb of Croydon Park last Saturday and confronted staff in the main bar area. The offenders forced attendants to remove a sum of cash from the safe and from a number of poker machines before fleeing in a blue WRX sedan.

Police are hunting up to five men in relation to armed raids on two Sydney pubs on Monday night. In the first incident, four men armed with firearms and a knife entered a hotel on Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, and threatened staff and patrons. The offenders stole a sum of cash before fleeing in an Audi station wagon driven by a fifth offender. It is believed the same men were responsible for a second armed robbery at a pub on Gleeson Street, Sydenham, about 20 minutes later, during which armed offenders threatened staff and customers before fleeing with a sum of cash.

Two balaclava-clad men, one armed with a firearm and the other a knife, entered a hotel in McCredie Road, West Guildford, on Tuesday night and threatened a female attendant before demanding money. The two men stole a sum of cash before fleeing in a maroon Mercedes. Nobody was injured during the incident.

Two balaclava-clad men, one armed with a firearm and the other a knife, entered a licensed club on Civic Avenue, Pendle Hill, on Thursday evening and ordered staff and patrons to get on the ground. The offenders removed a sum of cash from the bar registers before fleeing in a maroon-coloured sedan.  

The Shout Team

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