Robbers hit service stations


A MAN wearing a hoodie and armed with a kitchen knife robbed the United service station in Tyabb Rd, Mornington, at 10.15pm on Wednesday 8 February.

The man, who covered his face and was described as Caucasian, pointed the knife at the attendant and demanded cash. He grabbed the till and ran off.

Within the hour, the BP service station in Mt Eliza was robbed of cash, possibly by the same man.

At about 2am, Thursday 9 February, the Caltex service station and also the 7-Eleven in McMahons Rd, Frankston, were robbed when a man threatened staff with a large knife and grabbed a quantity of cash. The man ran off through the car park on Cranbourne-Frankston Rd. It is not known if he had a car waiting.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 21 February 2017


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