Man and woman allegedly behind tomahawk robbery charged

POLICE have charged a man and woman following their investigations into two armed robberies at Cranbrook and Currajong overnight.

Police will allege around 7:45pm the man and woman entered a service station on Ross River Road and threatened an employee with a tomahawk before demanding money and cigarettes.

The male shop assistant complied and the pair fled the scene on foot.

It will be further alleged around 1.15am the woman entered a convenience store on Hugh Street before threatening the attendant with a bar and making demands for money.

The female shop assistant refused and the woman fled the scene on foot.

No one was physically injured during either incident.

A 35-year-old man and 32-year-old woman, both from Innisfail, have been charged with two counts each of armed robbery in company.

The pair are scheduled to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.

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