POLICE believe the same armed bandits were responsible for two of three raids committed at Redbank Plains and Springfield on Wednesday night and early Thursday.
The masked men used a knife and hammer to threaten staff and a customer at a convenience store on Redbank Plains Rd about 1.50am yesterday.
Police said one of the masked men forced a male customer to the ground. Both men fled with cash and were last seen heading east - towards the scene of a second raid less than two hours later.
At 3.30am two men attempted to rob a Springfield Lakes fast-food restaurant while armed with a knife and a hammer.
Police said the men demanded cash from staff at the Springfield Lakes Blvd business, but were refused.
One of the men damaged a cash register while continuing to threaten staff, but both offenders left with nothing.
The men were both described as being of solid build, with olive skin and about 178-180cm tall.
Police said they would like to speak with the customer who was at the scene of the first of the two robberies, or anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area.
There is thought to be no link between those incidents and an earlier robbery at a pizza shop on Sapphire St, Springfield about 11.30pm Wednesday.
A man threatened a female staff member with a knife. She complied and he fled with cash. He was last seen running towards Topaz St.
The man was described as Caucasian, about 185cm tall, with a slim build.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
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