Shocking CCTV footage shows ramming attack on bottle shop in Rockhampton in connection with second store slump
The shocking moment a station wagon backed into a bottle shop in Rockhampton was caught on the company’s CCTV.
It was one of two Monday morning ramming attacks that police believe may be related.
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The Norman Gardens bottle shop on Farm Street was soaked with wine when a Holden Acadia rammed backwards through the roll-up door and slammed into the shelves at 3.40am Monday.
The vehicle then reversed and a man snuck in wearing gloves and socks, no shoes and a gray hoodie with the drawstrings tied tightly around his face and concealing his identity, Queensland Police footage showed.
He is seen making a beeline for the cash registers and then carting them away and returning to fill his arms with six bottles of brown and clear alcohol.
“A lot of alcohol and the cash register were stolen,” the police confirmed.
He and another suspect fled the scene in what police believe was a white hatchback.
The Holden Acadia was left at the scene and police said the vehicle was stolen three days earlier from an address on Mills Ave in Frenchville, just a two-minute drive from another business that was rammed Monday morning.
That incident happened around 3:25 a.m. Monday when “a light-colored station wagon was used to ram a pharmacy on Dean Street in Frenchville,” police said.
“Nothing was stolen from the pharmacy and the vehicle fled the scene.”
Police believe the two burglaries could be related.
“Both companies have been significantly damaged,” said the police.
Police are asking the public for relevant video in the Frenchville and Norman Gardens areas between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.