Armed robber raids city service station
By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au
AN ARMED robber stopped to grab a packet of cigarettes as he left a Toolooa Street petrol station with the cash from the till early yesterday.
Gladstone Police Detective Senior Constable Dave Connolly said the incident occurred at 5.06am when the man, wearing a blue flannelette shirt, long khaki pants, a black balaclava and a felt hat, entered the service station wielding a knife and demanding money.
'Police were able to get a detailed description of the man's clothing from video surveillance footage of the service station, but the clothing was later found dumped in the surrounding area and is being examined,' Det Snr Const Connolly said.
He said the male person was believed to be tall, very thin and have a high-pitched voice.
Late yesterday, police informed The Observer that an 18-year-old man was assisting police with their investigation. However, Det Snr Const Connolly said no one had been charged with the offence and investigations were continuing.
He urged anyone who may have witnessed a male person matching the description of the offender, around the Toolooa Street area at the time of the offence, to phone Gladstone Police on 4971 3222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.