Police investigate aggravated robbery

05:04, Sep 23 2013

Invercargill Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the Southern Service Station on Elles Rd last night.

Acting Senior Sergeant Deon McNaught said the incident occurred at 8.30pm when a male entered the service station and demanded cash and cigarettes from the sole employee working at the time.

The male was described as wearing a black hooded top, black jeans and had a black balaclava over his face.
He was carrying a blue shopping bag and was armed with a weapon.

It had not been confirmed what the weapon was.

A quantity of cash and cigarettes were takenThe service station employee was shaken but not injured, he said.

Southern Service Station owner Sean Irvine declined to comment on the incident but confirmed the staff member had not been hurt.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Invercargill police on 211 0400 or the police Crime Stoppers line 0800 555 111.

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