Bun Me Bakery in Eastern Heights, Ipswich have reopened after an alleged shooting and armed robbery on Father’s Day.
Three men have been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery after two of the men allegedly entered the Grange Road bakery with firearms, demanding cash.
Owner Kim Phran was shot at as she attempted to flee. The bullet narrowly missed her, striking a nearby wall and sending bullet fragments into her back.
Kim Phran was transported to the Princess Alexandra hospital and has undergone surgery to remove the fragments.
The men allegedly stole the bakery’s cash register and a large sum cash. The empty cash register was located later near a Silkstone unit block.
Police will also allege that the men fired a shot towards a second bakery worker, but that the firearm failed. The men were all refused bail.
On September 13, eight days after the alleged attack, Bun Me reopened with the overwhelming support of locals.
Since the reopening, the business has received love from the tightknit community, from hampers gifted by local business to finger paintings by children at a nearby childcare centre.
“There’s so many kind hearted regulars, friends and local small businesses who have showed up with flowers, tips, chocolates and well wishes. We want to thank you all for visiting us,” Bun Me said on their Facebook page.
“Your support for us has really filled our hearts.”