Knife threat, cash stolen in Yarragon servo hold up
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 13:25, Monday 20 January 2014
A SERVICE station employee was threatened with a knife and cash was stolen during a hold up in Yarragon on Saturday.
Warragul Police senior sergeant John Brookes OAM told The Warragul Citizen nobody was hurt during the incident at the Yarragon service station and police are seeking information.
“The offender entered the customer service area via the public entrance and approached the console at 4.40pm Saturday,” Sgt Brookes said.
“He had a short conversation with the console operator then pulled a knife from the back of his pants and demanded the contents of notes in the cash register.
“The console operator complied and placed the notes in a shopping bag.
“The offender left on foot in a westerly direction through the paddocks behind the service station.”
Sgt Brookes said the employee was uninjured and CCTV footage of the incident will be obtained.
The offender was described as Caucasian, approximately 175cm tall with solid build, and was wearing a peaked cap, sunglasses, mauve shirt and dark pants at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.
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