Morning round up
Update: man missing in floodwaters, Aramac: Police divers will continue the search this morning for a 60-year-old man who went missing in floodwaters yesterday. Initial information suggests the vehicle was carrying three men when it was swept off the road between Muttaburra and Aramac into the Cornish Creek. The two other men who escaped the vehicle remain in the Barcaldine Hospital.
Building fire, Charleville: Police are investigating the cause of a fire at a hotel on Wills Street at Charleville last night. Around 7.45pm police were patrolling the area when they noticed smoke coming from the building. No one was injured as a result of the fire. The hotel has been destroyed. Scientific officers and fire investigators will return to the scene this morning to determine the cause of the blaze.
Rescue, near Prince of Wales Island: Around 4.15 yesterday afternoon police were notified that a vessel had broken down near Banfield Falls on Prince of Wales Island with two people onboard. Police located the stricken vessel around 6pm and towed it to the Thursday Island boat ramp, arriving around 8pm. Both people onboard were reported safe and well.
Attempted armed robbery, Southport: A man entered a Musgrave Avenue store armed with a knife around 5pm yesterday. The man demanded money as other staff members from the rear of the store approached him. The man fled to a nearby waiting car empty handed. The man is described as being Caucasian, aged 25-30-years-old, approximately 170-180cms tall with a proportionate build, a fair complexion and dark brown hair. He was wearing ¾ length light coloured shorts and white and black jumper, sunglasses and a black baseball cap. The female driver of the vehicle was Caucasian in appearance with light brown hair, a fair complexion and was wearing a white top.
Attempted robbery in company, Sunnybank: Police are appealing for information to an assault and attempted robbery at Mains Road around 9.50 last night. Initial information suggests a woman was walking along Mains Rd, and when she passed service station at the intersection of Turton Street, she was accosted by a group of up to five females of who demanded money. The woman stated she could not provide them any money. Two of the females from within the group have then pushed the victim to the ground and kicked her. A witness came to the victim’s aid as the group fled in a southerly direction along Mains Road. No property was stolen. The victim sustained cuts and abrasions to her right arm and minor bruising.
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