A DROMANA service station attendant was bashed by thieves who then helped themselves to a “significant quantity” of cigarettes, early Friday 2 December.
The 35-year-old man was outside the closed 7-Eleven fuel outlet on Point Nepean Rd, Dromana, 2am, when two men and ambushed him. The man was knocked to the ground, receiving facial and dental injuries, and bound with cable ties.
One offender stood guard over him while the other used the man’s keys to enter the store and steal the cigarettes.
Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the offenders were seen on CCTV wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
The attendant received help from a passing motorist and called police.
The value of the haul was still being assessed Friday afternoon.