POLICE have released CCTV vision of the frightening moment a man robs a Southport petrol station while armed with a metal pole.
The robbery happened just before 9.00pm on Monday, at a business on Ferry Road.
Police said the man jumped the counter while brandishing the metal bar and demanded the two employees open the cash register.
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The thief then left the store with a sum of cash before attempting to jump into a woman’s car which was parked on Zircon Street.
“While leaving the business, the man approached a woman who was inside her car which was parked on Zircon Street,” police said in a statement.
“The man attempted to open the driver’s side door however the woman managed to drive away before he could enter the vehicle.”
She returned a short time later and spoke with police at the scene.
Investigations into the robbery are ongoing. Anyone who recognises the man is urged to contact police.