Detectives are hunting the “thongless” bandit who ran from the scene of a robbery to a waiting get-away vehicle leaving behind one of his bright yellow thongs.

Around 8.50pm on Sunday the 15th of January 2012, a male wearing a red beanie and a scarf over his face to conceal his appearance, forced his way into Chicken Treat, Padbury where he confronted a sole member of staff in the rear office. 

The male threatened the victim with a large kitchen knife pointing it in his direction while gesturing for him to fill a cream coloured cash bag with money from the safe.   Once the victim complied with the demands, the male ran from the store to a waiting vehicle, described as being a white sedan, driven by his co-offender.    

Detectives have released an image taken from CCTV footage of a male in the hope that it may help provide information about the offence.      

The male is described as: 

  • Dark skinned male
  • Solid build
  • Approximately 168cm
  • Wearing a red beanie, blue scarf, distinctive black jacket with a circular motif on the rear and yellow thongs. 

If you know the identity of this male, or have information about this offence, make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered. Please quote Reference number 5900.


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