Man accused of sparking petrol station bomb hoax

A man will face court on Tuesday, after allegedly leaving a suspicious device next to a petrol pump in inner Brisbane.

Police say the 50-year-old arrived at the Fortitude Valley service station around 1.20am, placing the object next to a bowser, before heading inside an threatening the attendant.

It’s alleged the man warned the worker at the Barry Parade business about the device and demanded cash.


He then took off in a taxi with cash and other goods.

The bomb squad was called and officers checked over the device for almost four hours, before it was declared as posing no threat.

Police tracked down the man, and charged him with one count each of armed robbery and bomb hoax.

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