Hunt for shirtless servo thief

POLICE are appealing for public assistance following the robbery of an Ebbw Vale service station.

The shirtless offender walked into the Freedom Fuels store, on Brisbane Road, about 3am today, demanding money and cigarettes from the console operator.

While the offender, who appeared to be wearing a long-sleeved, green shirt over his head, did not carry a weapon into the store, his demands were met and he was last seen walking towards Ipswich along Brisbane Road.

Detective Constable Debra Keys said the service station employee, who was alone in the store at the time, was not physically harmed.

Police are examining closed circuit television footage of the robbery to help identify the offender.

Although he had a jersey tied around his head, the man’s face was still fully visible on security images released by police.

The man was described as about 185cm tall, solid build with an olive complexion, Pacific Islander appearance and aged about 20-25 years.

At the time of the robbery he was wearing dark shorts with red and white stripes on the sides, grey-blue slip-on shoes with white ankle socks, no shirt and a green football jersey with yellow stripes tied around his head.

Anyone with information that could assist police investigations should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
 



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