Robber holds up Mobil servo
By ZOE SINCLAIRzoe@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
AN ARMED robber narrowly escaped police yesterday morning after holding up a service station on the Dawson Highway.
At 6.05am the offender entered the Gladstone City Mobil service station and pulled a silver hand gun on the male service attendant, demanding he empty money from the till.
Gladstone police Central Intelligence Branch (CIB) Detective Sergeant Troy Lehmann said the offender entered the store and ordered food before producing the gun and demanding money.
He said the man then made off in a 1996 model grey Ford Falcon sedan and was last seen on the Dawson Highway heading towards the Glenlyon Road intersection.
Det Sgt Lehmann said the man, in his late 20s or early 30s, had not been wearing a disguise.
He was described as being about 179cm, with a stocky build, fair complexion and short ginger hair.
The offender was believed to be wearing a black T-shirt, dark shorts and a black baseball cap and his legs and forearms were covered in tattoos.
Det Sgt Lehmann said patrols on the Bruce Highway failed to locate the man and his getaway vehicle yesterday afternoon, and police believed the man could still be in town.
Detective Sergeant Lehmann warned anyone who saw a person matching the man's description not to approach himas he was believed to be armed and dangerous.
Instead, he urged anyone with infor-mation to phone Gladstone police on 4971 3222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Investigations were continuing late yesterday and residents were called upon for help in identifying the man or his car.