VIDEO: Police were one street away from store when robbed
10.45am: Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon has spoken with the media this morning said it was fortunate that a police patrol was one street away when a man robbed a store last night.
Det Snr Sgt Moon told the media due to this, police were able to track the 19-year-old man who allegedly robbed a Park Avenue store with a tyre iron relatively fast.
5.30am: A 19-year-old man has been charged following investigations into an alleged armed robbery at Park Avenue last night.
It will be alleged at 7.50pm, a man armed with a tyre iron entered the a Main Street Foodworks store and threatened two staff members - a 23-year-old Frenchville man and a 17-year-old West Rockhampton woman.
It will be further alleged the man left the store on foot with a quantity of money.
A man was located nearby on Thomasson Street near the Bertram Street intersection.
No-one was physically injured.
A 19-year-old Berserker man is scheduled to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning charged with armed robbery and enter premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Monday night: POLICE arrested a male in relation to an incident at a North Rockhampton Foodworks store shortly before 8pm.
Initial reports suggest the man allegedly held up the store and stole cash while armed with a crowbar.