Woman charged over frightening servo hold-up

A woman has been charged after allegedly holding up a Southport service station with a large knife.

It’s been revealed the woman actually called Triple-Zero on Sunday afternoon warning Police that she was going to carry out an armed robbery before hanging up.

Around 4pm the woman entered the Coles Express on Ferry Rd and grabbed some items from the shelves before waiting in line behind other customers.


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Once those customers left, the woman allegedly produced a knife from under her shirt and threatened an attendant.

Superintendent Geoff Sheldon says the woman is accused of using the knife to stab a perspex screen at the service station counter.

“(It) really scared the attendant enormously who handed over some money and she got away,” Supt Sheldon told the ABC.

The attendant was not injured.

Around 6pm on Sunday the woman handed herself in at Surfers Paradise Police station.

The 20-year-old Ashmore woman has been charged with armed robbery.

She is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.