Two men are wanted for the armed robbery of a Kawana supermarket on Sunday night. PHOTO: Queensland Police.
Two men are wanted for the armed robbery of a Kawana supermarket on Sunday night. PHOTO: Queensland Police.

WATCH: Police continue to hunt Foodworks bandits

WEDNESDAY 12.35: POLICE are continuing to hunt for two people involved in an armed robbery at a North Rockhampton IGA on Sunday night.

The two suspects, believed to be men, were able to get away with $700 after one person ran into the Kawana store around 8.30pm armed with a meat cleaver while the other remained on lookout at the door.

The armed offender demanded at knife-point  the 27-year-old female employee hand over the cash in the register.

After getting the cash, the pair fled down Scott St.

Foodworks armed robbery: Two men are wanted after an armed robbery at a Rockhampton foodworks
Foodworks armed robbery: Two men are wanted after an armed robbery at a Rockhampton foodworks

Queensland Police confirmed investigations into the armed robbery are still ongoing, saying they are yet to charge anyone with the offence.

UPDATE 12:30pm: Rockhampton police have shed more light on last night's armed robbery in North Rockhampton.

Kevin Mawdsley Detective, Acting Senior Sergeant, said two offenders were involved in the knife-point hold-up of the Foodworks supermarket on the corner of Richardson Rr and Scott St.

Two men are wanted for the armed robbery of a Kawana supermarket on Sunday night. PHOTO: Queensland Police.
Two men are wanted for the armed robbery of a Kawana supermarket on Sunday night. PHOTO: Queensland Police.

One man entered the store at about 8.30pm and demanded cash from a 27-year-old female shop attendant while the other offender waited outside the store. 

Witnesses reported seeing the offenders fleeing down Scott St. Det Mawdsley said the pair made off with $700 cash.

The offender who entered the store was wearing a black T-shirt while the second offender outside was "covered head-to-toe" in grey clothing including gloves and a balaclava.

Police are still searching for the pair.

"Investigations are ongoing at the moment," Det Mawdsley said.

"At this stage, we don't have anyone in custody."

He said the female shop attendant was "shook up" but was not physically injured.

Two men are wanted for the armed robbery of a Kawana supermarket on Sunday night. PHOTO: Queensland Police.
Two men are wanted for the armed robbery of a Kawana supermarket on Sunday night. PHOTO: Queensland Police.

"Nobody was injured and that's probably due to the employee complying with demands," Det Mawdsley said. 

"She appeared to be coping as best as anyone can be expected to."

A second employee, a 16-year-old man, was in the store at the time but was not directly involved in the incident.

Despite multiple armed robberies in Rockhampton this year, Det Mawdsley has not noticed an increase in frequency. 

However, he had a message to those unlucky enough to find themselves in the same position.

"Our message is to comply with demands of offenders and hand over whatever they ask for," Det Mawdsley said.

"We don't want people from the community putting themselves at risk."

Police and the Foodworks management said they would not be releasing CCTV footage until later in the investigation.

INITIAL: Two men are on the run today after an armed hold up at the Foodworks store on Richardson Rd in North Rockhampton.

A Queensland police spokesperson said two men, ages unknown, entered the store demanding cash while wielding at least one "large knife" at around 9pm last night.

Queensland police also said the men had covered their faces and are yet to be identified.

Nobody was physically injured during the incident.

Rockhampton police are expected to issue further information later today.