Trevallyn bakers seek counselling after armed robbery

Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery workers Alex Duncan and Josh Humphries who were robbed at gunpoint.

Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery workers Alex Duncan and Josh Humphries who were robbed at gunpoint.

The community continues to rally behind two young Trevallyn bakers who were held at gunpoint during an armed robbery last week.

Alex Duncan and Josh Humphries are still dealing with the aftermath of the incident which left the local community in shock.

Mr Duncan lost his “pride and joy” when two masked-men entered the Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery, put a shotgun to his head and stole his car.

Since the night of the robbery, his family and friends have reached out to residents asking for support for the 22-year-old.

A GoFundMe page was started to help raise funds for Mr Duncan whose Land Cruiser is yet to be found.

Jack McCullagh, who started the page, said he hoped to raise $5000.

“I am not asking for much because insurance will cover a fair bit but just really a donation for all the accessories, contents and the man hours that went into that ute and to get [Alex] back up to speed again,” he said.

For now, Mr Duncan said his boss and bakery owner Tony Mitchell had lent him his car.

“I’m still going through the insurance process … I might have to buy a cheap little one,” he said.

“But the support from the community and my family and friends, and Tony has just been awesome.”

While the thieves did not manage to steal anything from Mr Humphries, the 29-year-old said he was “still on edge” and had been to see a counsellor since.

“To be honest, I keep looking out the window and around the corner,” he said.

Mr Humphries worked at the bakery for three-and-a-half years before taking some time off.

He only returned to the job about five weeks ago and has been working a few days a week.

“It just happened to be one of the days I was at work that it happened,” he said.

“I’ve been getting a lot of support from work, our boss has been great and so have the staff members. I’m just still a bit on edge every time I go to work.”

Police are continuing to search for the offenders as well as Mr Duncan’s beige 2007 Land Cruiser Utility, registration E20GN.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident at Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery about 2am on Wednesday November 23, should contact the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 6777 3911 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

CCTV of an offender at the Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery.

CCTV of an offender at the Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery.

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