Machete bandits in servo raid

IPSWICH police are hunting two men who robbed a North Ipswich petrol station armed with a machete.

The masked bandits stormed the Matilda service station on Downs Street about 10.20pm Sunday night.

One of the offenders waved a machete while the other removed items from the shelves.

The male store attendant complied when the man armed with the machete then demanded cash and cigarettes.

He was not physically harmed during the robbery.

The offenders fled the store on foot and were last seen on Lawrence Street.

The first man was described as Caucasian with a fair complexion, 175cm tall, wearing dark three-quarter-length shorts and a black hooded jumper.

The second man was described as Caucasian, about 170cm tall, wearing grey shorts and a camouflage hooded jumper.

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



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