UPDATE: Police investigating an attempted robbery of a Pomona service station suspect the offence may be linked to a fuel drive-off from a Kybong service station earlier the same day.

A silver Suzuki stolen from Strathpine on December 15 was used in the fuel drive-off at Kybong on December 27, during which a number of petrol cans were filled but not paid for.

About 6.30pm that night the same Suzuki was used in an attempted robbery of a Pomona service station during which a man armed with what appeared to be a replica rifle and dressed like a soldier attempted to rob the service station but was unsuccessful.

Police say they believe the person apparently stealing fuel in in this CCTV footage, taken at Kybong, is the same person who later tried to rob a service station at Pomona.
Police say they believe the person apparently stealing fuel in in this CCTV footage, taken at Kybong, is the same person who later tried to rob a service station at Pomona.

EARLIER:

A MAN armed with what appeared to be a replica rifle and dressed as a soldier tried to rob a service station at Pomona last night.

Police said a man dressed in military clothing, complete with a helmet, camoflage paint, and a khaki cloth over part of his face, entered the Factory Street service station about 6.35pm armed with what appeared to be a replica rifle and demanded the 29-year-old worker hand over cash.

Police have released this CCTV image of the man who tried to rob a service station at Pomona.
Police have released this CCTV image of the man who tried to rob a service station at Pomona.

The staff member ran from the building, followed by the man who then got into a stolen vehicle, described as a 2014 silver Suzuki Kizashi, driven by another man.

The car took off north on Factory Street, police said.

The worker was not physically hurt in the incident.

Both the robber and the driver of the stolen car were described as being of Caucasian appearance.

The driver was reportedly wearing a dark shirt at the time.

Police have released this CCTV image of the car the attempted armed robber fled the scene in.
Police have released this CCTV image of the car the attempted armed robber fled the scene in.

The robber was described as 163cm tall, aged in his early 20s with a slim build.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers.



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