Unsolved Coast crimes police won’t let rest
A robber who donned a full chemical suit before spraying Coast pharmacy staff with a suspicious liquid and threatening them with a bomb has eluded police for the six years since the shocking crime.
The man entered the Twin Waters Pharmacy on Ocean Dr in a hazmat suit about 12.15pm on January 15, 2015 and yelled that he was carrying rat poison and a bomb.
The offender spent 40 minutes at the Twin Waters shopping centre before he committed the crime.
At the time detectives said they are "very concerned" that the wanted man was still at large.
Sunshine Coast Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Daren Edwards this week said police were unable to identify the man.
"We have suspicions about who was involved as it related to issues the medical centre was having with some persons at the time, however no one was charged," Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards said.
The owners at the time of the robbery sold the pharmacy three years ago.
The strange crime is just one of several unsolved mysteries still baffling Coast police.
Maroons fan sneaks booze
From an alleged break and enter plan gone wrong to thirsty robbers, the Landsborough Hotel has been the site of recent break ins.
A 30-year-old North Booval man came unstuck after allegedly breaking into the Cribb St pub when he got stuck in its roof cavity on January 6.
He was arrested and charged after detectives found him stuck in the roof.
It came after a thirsty thief broke into the hotel and stole three bottles of alcohol before making a swift getaway.
Beerwah police officer-in-charge Brendan Davis said a window at Landsborough Cellarbrations bottle shop, next to the pub, was smashed on December 10 last year before the thief gained access to the hotel.
"The smashed glass window at (the) cellars is believed to be linked to the enter and theft of the three bottles at the hotel," Senior Sergeant Davis said.
CCTV footage showed a caucasian male in his late teens or early 20s outside the business between 12 and 4am.
Sen-Sgt Davis said the man had a slim build, dark hair and was wearing a Maroons jersey.
"No charges have been laid, we haven't been able to identify the suspect," he said.
Sexual assault remains unsolved
Police are still working to identify a man who sexually assaulted a teenager nearly three years ago.
Officers say the man first approached the teen in Alexandra Headland on March 14, 2018.
She ignored him and he followed her.
Police say he then touched her in appropriately and she pushed the man away and continued to walk towards the intersection of Pacific Terrace and Alexandra Parade.
Police released an artist's sketch of a man.
Sen-Sgt Daren Edwards said police were unable to identify any suspects.
"We interviewed five different guys for this, however none identified as an offender unfortunately," he said.
He said there had been no similar incidents.
Gone without a trace
Coast mum Dierdre Cunningham's disappearance is still a mystery, 25 years after her disappearance.
The mother was last seen when she left a party at Hinley Ave in Maroochydore, in 1995.
Dierdre's de facto Colin Rossow had refused to answer questions about her disappearance and has since died.
Three disappearances rattle Coast
Between July 1998 and August 1999, the disappearance of three women shocked the Coast.
The bodies of British backpacker Celena Bridge, teacher's aide Sabrina Glassop and schoolgirl Jessica Gaudie have never been found.
Derek Sam, has since been jailed for killing Jessica Gaudie, 16.
Sen-Sgt Daren Edwards said there had been no developments on the location of the teen's body.
"Derek Bellington Sam remains uncooperative, even thought he was served a 'no body no parole' letter for the whereabouts of Jessica Gaudie's body," he said.
He said police were considering putting a briefing to the Office of the Director of Public Prosections for further advice.
Attacker at large
Lesley Larkin was discovered unconscious in her Kareela Ave unit at Noosa Heads on November 9, 1984.
The 31-year-old was discovered just after midnight lying naked across her bed, unconscious but clinging to life, with severe head injuries.
She died the next day.
Today, her killer remains at large.
A $250,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of her killer.
Sen-Sgt Edwards said the case was being handled by the Homicide Cold Case Unit.