Getaway Van Burned After Wild Ormeau Armed Robbery

Hunt For Three Masked Men


Matt Petropoulos

28 April 2019

Matt Petropoulos

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The hunt continues for three men who stormed and robbed a tavern at Ormeau over the weekend.

Police claim three masked men fired a bullet through a glass door a the Norfolk Tavern on Halfway Drive at around 3.30am on Saturday.

One of the offenders threatened a security guard with a machete before the trio stole a sum of cash and escaped in a stolen white van.

Inspector Brendan Wiblen told Nine Gold Coast the vehicle was found later that day on fire and abandoned on Punkett Road at Tamborine.

"It indicates a degree of planning," said Inspector Wiblen.

"It's not necessarily sophisticated, but it is a very violent planned event."

The men were described as Caucasian in appearance, but had their faces covered during the hold-up.

Anyone who knows of their whereabouts is warned not to approach them, but rather contact police via Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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