A comfit of the man wanted for questioning over the incident.
A comfit of the man wanted for questioning over the incident.

Syringe robbery suspect identified

HERVEY Bay police say a suspect has been identified in the armed robbery of a Scarness cafe.

Cash was stolen during the brazen daylight robbery of the cafe, on the corner of Zephyr Street and the Esplanade, on January 25.

A male staff member was threatened with a syringe before the offender fled with a large sum of money and the employee’s wallet.

While an arrest is yet to be made, police say investigations into the incident are “progressing”.

They have also released a comfit of a man wanted for questioning.

The offender is said to have asked for a drink and then pulled out the syringe when the staff member returned with the item.

He is described as being Aboriginal in appearance, 180 centimetres tall and has a slim build.

He was wearing a red baseball cap with yellow colouring on the front and a faded black t-shirt at the time of the robbery.



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