Servo attendant locks himself in office during terrifying heist

A Melbourne service station attendant locked himself in an office when three men armed with a hammer smashed their way into the store this morning.

The terrifying scenes unfolded at a servo on Plenty Road in Kingsbury just before 3.30am.

Police said three males got out of a Mazda 6 sedan and proceeded to smash the locked front doors of the service station with a hammer while the getaway driver remained in the car.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT


Fearing for his life, the attended who was standing behind the counter raced out the back and locked himself in an office.

The offenders then stormed the servo, jumped the counter and helped themselves to a stockpile of cigarettes.

“They placed the cigarettes in a white doona before returning to their car and leaving the scene,” police said in a statement.

Investigators have released images of the three suspects who had their faces covered and were wearing gloves.

They are perceived to be of Pacific Islander appearance and two of the men spoke with Pacific Islander accents.

Investigators have also released an image of the silver sedan used in the aggravated burglary.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.