LATEST @ 3.30 PM | Police have released vision showing the moment a knife-wielding thief robs a Southport service station.
The armed hold-up happened at the Freedom petrol station along Smith Street just before 9.00pm on Wednesday night.
CCTV footage obtained by police shows the man, who is wearing a beanie and white hoodie, loitering outside the servo smoking just minutes before the robbery.
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He is then seen entering the store, where he pulls out a knife before threatening the 22-year-old male employee behind the counter.
Police said the alleged thief made demands for money and tobacco, which he was given, before fleeing the scene.
Detectives are still trying to track down the knife-wielding thief and are appealing for anyone who recognises him to come forward.
The service station employee is understood to have escaped uninjured.
Additional reporting by Shanee Dobeson.
EARLIER @ 6.45 AM | Investigations are underway in Southport this morning after a service station was robbed at knife-point.
It happened at the business along Smith Street just before 9.00 pm.
Early inquiries suggest that a man armed with a knife came into the store making demands for cash and tobacco.
The 22-year-old male store attendant complied, also handing over some food items to the man who then fled the shop.
It’s not clear if the attendant was physically injured in the incident or not.
Police are still investigating, while the armed robber has not been tracked down.
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