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Duo behind Brisbane robbery spree: police

AAP logoAAP 30/07/2016 By Melissa Grant

A spate of terrifying armed robberies across Brisbane involving weapons and heavy disguises is the work of two men, police believe.

A special police taskforce has been established to investigate the robberies amid concerns someone could be seriously hurt unless the two are caught.

Police say the duo could be responsible for up to seven robberies over the past month, including one at the Tingalpa Hotel early Saturday morning.

But identifying the pair has been difficult as each time they have been heavily disguised.

Detective Inspector Tim Trezise said the men had two disguises of choice - hooded tracksuits or high-visibility work gear with face masks.

"They're always covered head to foot in disguises to both defeat the CCTV footage and potentially defeat our forensic examinations," he said on Saturday.

The men were always armed with iron bars, batons, knives and small axes when they demanded cash.

All of the robberies were on Brisbane's northside until the hold-up at the Tingalpa Hotel, which is in the city's east.

Det Insp Trezise said police were concerned about the risk the men posed to the community, with one person injured so far in one of the robberies.

"They're armed, they're threatening and clearly they're terrifying both staff and patrons at these different businesses. It's very much in our interest to catch them as soon as we can."

He said somebody would know the culprits and urged those with information to contact police.

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