Investigation Underway On Fast Food Outlet Robberies in Salisbury and Other Areas

A major investigation is underway following a series of fast food outlet robberies in the south of Brisbane, including a shop along Kessels Road in Salisbury and elsewhere in Algester, and Rocklea.

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The first incident happened on 15 January 2023, at around 9:30 p.m., wherein three people armed with a firearm and knives, entered a fast food outlet in Springfield and stole cash. They left the vicinity using a 2003 white Ford Falcon utility which was also stolen from Carole Park.

The same group robbed three more businesses across Salisbury, Algester, and Rocklea the next day, 16 January between 9:15 and 9:40 p.m.

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Photo credit: Queensland Police

South Brisbane West Acting Detective Inspector Mick Manago said the three people involved are believed to be one male and two females and are suspected to be young adults. Police said they were accompanied by another offender who was waiting outside inside the Ford Falcon utility.

Authorities continue to remind fast food outlets to be extra vigilant and if they notice anything, anyone suspicious, or any suspicious vehicles, to lock their doors and immediately contact police.

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Ford Falcon stolen by the armed robbers (Photo credit: Queensland Police)

Although the employees in Springfield were threatened with a firearm and knives, police confirmed no one was physically injured during the robberies across South Brisbane. 

However, Inspector Manago said the staff who are working in these businesses, especially the young employees are still traumatised and shaken by what has occurred.

Meanwhile, the vehicle used which was a Queensland registration 120-FG7 was found abandoned near the intersection of Johnson Road and Stapylton Road, Heathwood.

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Members of the public who have seen the vehicle in recent days are encouraged to contact Police by providing information as efforts to find the perpetrators of these fast food outlet robberies continue. To report any suspicious activity or provide information, please use the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at or call 131 444.