A STOLEN car used in two robberies of Toowoomba convenience stores last week has continued to elude police and was used in another two break-ins yesterday.
Pittsworth police officer-in-charge Rob Patterson said thieves smashed a glass door to gain entry to the Pittsworth Leagues Club at 3.40am.
Sergeant Patterson said the intruders used an implement to try to smash open two poker machines at the club.
The machines were damaged, but the thieves were unable to open the machines.
They stole five bottles of spirits from behind the bar.
An alarm was activated and security arrived to see a vehicle speeding away.
Sgt Patterson said culprits had also broken into the Southbrook Store at 4am.
They were in the process of stealing cigarettes when they were disturbed by a member of the public.
"A local delivery driver noticed a car parked out the front of the shop so he pulled up to see what they were doing," Sgt Patterson said.
"Two young males came out of the front door of the shop and got into a silver (2008) Toyota Camry sedan which was being driven by a young woman.
"They had targeted the cigarette display, but because they were disturbed they have dropped most of the packets of cigarettes before they got them out of the shop."
The car, which was stolen from the Sunshine Coast on February 25, is now sporting stolen number plates 648 IFW.
Thieves used it to steal two cash registers last week.