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QLD Car Crash Fatality May Have Been Robber

A man killed in a fiery car crash in Ipswich is suspected to have been involved in two robberies shortly beforehand.

"There were a couple of robberies near to this traffic crash and we're investigating whether or not this gentleman had any involvement in those," Inspector Keith McDonald said.

A 30cm long knife was used in both robberies which netted the thief a diabetic kit and a bumbag that contained some money.

Insp McDonald said the 26-year-old man died at the scene.

"At 2.25am, police were notified that a car had crashed at the intersection of Albert and Audrey Streets," a Police statement read.

"The crash resulted in the car catching fire which was extinguished prior to police arrival.

"A service station on Railway Terrace was robbed at 2.10 and a further robbery of a taxi driver occurred in the carpark of a fast food restaurant on Church Street, Goodna at 2.20am.

"There is no further information available at this time."

With AAP

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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