Police are investigating the armed robbery of the Pacific Fuels service station at Drayton.
Police are investigating the armed robbery of the Pacific Fuels service station at Drayton. Stuart Cumming

Police find stolen ute used in servo robbery

UPDATE: A stolen ute police believe was used in the armed robbery of a Drayton service station has been found.

A man carrying a pump-action shotgun held up the Pacific Fuels service station on Brisbane St about 8pm yesterday.

A manager at the Pacific Fuels on Brisbane St said only one male staff member had been in the store during the robbery.

She said the attendant handed over cash from the till as well as cigarettes before the robber fled the scene.

The whole incident was over very quickly.

She estimated it took about two minutes.

"They didn't touch our staff," the manager said.

Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Paul McCusker said police were seeking a fair-skinned man, about 180cm tall and of medium build.

The man was wearing a piece of cloth on his face during the robbery.

Detective Senior Sergeant McCusker said they believed someone else had been driving a white Toyota Hilux ute as a getaway car.

He said the ute had been stolen from Kurtz Transport's Toowoomba depot in Molloy St, Torrington, shortly after midnight on Friday last week.

It was found late last night and has been impounded for forensic examination.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

EARLIER: Police are investigating the armed robbery of Pacific Fuels Drayton last night.

Police allege about 8pm, a man armed with a gun entered the service station on Brisbane St and demanded cash and cigarettes from the male shop attendant.

The attendant complied and the man fled with a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

No one was physically injured in the robbery.

Investigations are continuing.

It is believed police are searching for a white van with darkened windows which was last seen heading towards Cambooya.



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