The Liberty Service Station.  The Hastings Point station worker was left shaken after raid.
The Liberty Service Station. The Hastings Point station worker was left shaken after raid.

Gunman targets servo

A SERVICE station worker was shaken on Thursday night after being held up at gun-point by a balaclava-clad robber.

Tweed Heads Police Inspector Jim Kain said the armed robbery occurred around 9.45pm at a Hastings Point service station.

“The incident occurred on Thursday at the Liberty Service Station on the Tweed Coast Road at Hastings Point,” Insp Kain said.

“It is alleged a male employee, who was working alone at the time, was confronted by a man carrying a rifle and demanded money.”

Insp Kain said the worker handed over cash and subsequently the offender took an amount of money and fled on foot.

“The offender was described as male, 185 to 190 centimetres tall, Caucasian, of slim build and about 20 to 25 years old.

“He was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white long-sleeve flannel shirt, white runners, a black scarf over his face and armed with a rifle.”

Insp Kain said armed robbery, particularly with a rifle, is a serious offence.

As of yesterday afternoon, no one had been charged with the incident.

“Police are conducting further interviews with people involved,” Insp Kain said.

Tweed Heads Police appeal for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the robbery to contact the Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999, or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1300 333 000.



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