Dog squad locates toy gun related to Tinana Bakery robbery
MARYBOROUGH Police's dog squad has located a toy gun and mask, near the scene of a bakery robbery in Tinana.
Speaking outside the Hervey Bay Police Station, CIB Detective Acting Senior Sergeant David Guild said investigations into the incident were continuing.
About 9.15pm on Saturday night two men entered the Tinana Bakery through the back door and threatened the baker with what was thought to be a firearm.
Snr Sgt Guild said police later located items near the scene of the robbery.
"Subsequent to patrols made by the dog squad, we've located a toy gun and some clothing we believe is related to the incident," he said.
"We've confirmed it is a toy gun that was perhaps used in the offence."
The baker first thought the hold-up was a Halloween prank.
Snr Sgt Guild said the offenders covered their identity but were not in costume.
"They were certainly masked but I'd say just to disguise their appearance more so than a Halloween costume," he said.
"They've demanded a sum of money -the attendant has told them to get out of the store."
Police are looking for two men with a medium build, believed to be about 170 to 80cm tall.
Snr Sgt Guild said there was no CCTV in the area and police were looking for assistance.
"We're appealing for witnesses," he said.
Snr Sgt Guild did not believe there was a recent increase in firearm offences.
"There's always been a minority of persons in the community that are prepared to use weapons or pretend to use weapons," he said.