There have still been no charges after armed robberies in Burdell and West End.
On Saturday night one man held up a pizza store armed with a rifle, while another took alcohol from the Royal Hotel drive through, armed with a fence paling.
Townsville Police Acting Inspector Graeme Paine says the man in his late teens with a shirt over his face wasn't in the festive spirit.
Police are now calling for information and more witnesses from both incidents.
While the crims are still on the run, young staff of the Burdell store are being offered supported.