Three men charged with attempted murder after alleged violent robbery

Two workers at a suburban Brisbane bakery are lucky to be alive after they were allegedly shot at by armed robbers.

Three men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after they allegedly shot at the workers before robbing the business and fleeing the scene.

Police will allege two of the men were armed when they entered a bakery on Grange Road, Eastern Heights, just after 2pm on September 5, before demanding cash.

One of the men allegedly shot at a 40-year-old bakery attendant when she tried to run away but the bullet narrowly missed her, instead striking a nearby wall before sending fragments into her back.

The same man then allegedly shot at another bakery attendant, but the weapon failed.

The second man is accused of jumping the counter and stealing cash from the register before the pair fled outside where a third man was waiting in a car before driving away.

The injured bakery worker was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

Her injuries were non-life threatening.

Police found the vehicle in the carpark of a unit block in Silkstone later that day. An empty cash register was located nearby.

A 37-year-old Leichardt man, a 21-year-old Logan Central man, and a 20-year-old Kingston man have each been charged with two counts of attempted murder and armed robbery and one count of entering a premises with intent, unlawful possession of weapons and unlawfully possessing ammunition.

They were all refused bail and will face court this week.

Source: The Australian

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