Riverview News newagency was ram-raided overnight.
Riverview News newagency was ram-raided overnight. David Nielsen

Thieves ram newsagency with car

POLICE are on the hunt for the crooks who rammed a silver Ford Falcon through the front doors of the Riverview newsagency early yesterday morning.

Locals said the ram-raid attack was the third such incident at the Price St store in as many months, with the owners again forced to fork out for expensive repairs.

Closed circuit television footage showed the late-model silver Falcon being used to flatten the glass entrance about 5am.

Detectives believe there were at least two people in the vehicle and that a second vehicle, possibly a four-wheel-drive, was involved.

Only a small amount of cash and some soft drinks were taken, with the owners locking up cigarettes and scratch-it tickets overnight following the previous ram-raids.

A neighbouring business owner said she believed shops in the small shopping precinct, which also includes a post office, take-away store and convenience store, needed to be protected with bollards.

"We have had a few hold-ups here but that has been over 25 years," she said.

"It is really a pretty good area."

Police initially thought that a burnt-out car found near the end of School Rd, Redbank Plains, yesterday was connected to the crime, but this was later ruled out.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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