Topics:  armed robbery, booval, crime

Takeaway owners in shock after shot-gun robbery

A BOOVAL takeaway store owner has been left in shock after a man wielding a sawn-off shotgun burst through their back door on Monday night.

The owner of Kirk's Seafood Bar said he and his wife had closed for the night and were cleaning when a masked man entered about 8.20pm, demanding cash.

"My wife saw this guy walk in with a shotgun," said the owner, who asked not to be named.

"He demanded money and when he grabbed it off me he wanted to know why there were no $50 notes.

"It had been a pretty slow day."

The man, who was also wearing gloves and long clothing, fled back outside to a waiting three-door, white hatchback.

The vehicle had been reversed up to the Brisbane Rd shop during the raid and police believe a second suspect was in the driver's seat.

The getaway car turned into Bergin St, then Brisbane Rd, heading towards Brisbane.

Although not physically injured, the shop owner said he and his wife were badly shaken.

"We only recently moved to this shop after owning one at Redbank for nine years and this is the first time we have been robbed," he said.

"The area is fairly quiet at night and we might have to think about closing earlier."

The primary offender is described as being of a dark complexion,

183cm with a skinny build and wearing a beige long sleeved jumper, dark grey long pants and a dark coloured beanie.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw a white hatchback travelling at speed in the area about 8.20pm Monday to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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