HOOLIGANS lit a fire at a service station in Mornington and sped away, leaving the terrified lone attendant to douse the flames.
Police are reviewing security camera footage and seeking information about the incident at the Shell service station on the corner of Nepean Highway and Pentecost Rd opposite Tanti Ave.
Detective Senior Constable Rohan Brock of Mornington crime investigation unit said a blue Holden Commodore sedan drove into the service station about 5.45am on Sunday 2 June.
It was closely followed by a white Holden station wagon with two men and a woman.
Detective Brock said a man emerged from the blue car and deposited items from his car into the rubbish bin next to one of the petrol bowsers.
He then set alight the contents of the bin before jumping into his car and speeding off with the white station wagon following.
“It appears he has put some accelerant such as petrol into the bin before he lit it,” Detective Brock said.
“Luckily the fire was contained within the bin but it was quite frightening for the petrol station attendant.”
Burnt jewellery was later found in the bin.
Anyone with information can contact Mornington police on 5970 4900 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.