ARMED ROBBERY: Police are investigating the circumstances regarding an armed robbery at a Balina service station on May 21, 2020. Photo: Marc Stapelberg
ARMED ROBBERY: Police are investigating the circumstances regarding an armed robbery at a Balina service station on May 21, 2020. Photo: Marc Stapelberg

Service station employee threatened with knife during holdup

UPDATE 12.30pm: An investigation is underway following an armed robbery in Ballina yesterday.

About 8.50pm, a 23-year-old employee was working at a service station in River Street, Ballina, when he was approached by a man at the counter.

Police have been told the man armed with a knife threatened the employee and demanded cash.

The man stole cash and fled the scene on foot.

Officers from Richmond Police District were notified and have commenced an investigation.

Detectives would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them with their inquiries. Detective are also seeking any further witnesses who may have seen this male to contact Crime Stoppers or their local police station.

The man is described as being of a Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, about 178cm tall, and of large build.

He was last seen wearing black pants, dark blue hoody, black puffer vest and dark coloured Nike shoes.

Inquiries are continuing.

 

Original story: OFFICERS from the Richmond Police District are currently investigating an armed robbery which allegedly occurred in Ballina on Thursday evening.

It is understood the Metro Service Station on River St was robbed around 6pm on Thursday May 21.

More to come.



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