A woman was cut with a 40cm knife during an armed robbery in Deniliquin on Sunday night.TYLA HARRINGTON February 11, 2014 4:30am
RIGHT: A chilling image captured on CCTV of the service station hold-up. Police are appealing to the public for information.
A 63 year-old service station employee was cut with a 40cm knife during a brazen armed robbery in Deniliquin on Sunday night.
Deniliquin Police Detective Inspector Peter Hayes said two men entered the Coles Express Deniliquin North service station on Davidson St about 8.40pm.
Det Insp Hayes said one of the men, who was wearing a red jumper, allegedly stood at the door and acted as a ‘‘look-out’’.
The other man, who was wearing a white t-shirt, approached the female employee, grabbed her shirt and threatened her with a knife while demanding cash.
Det Insp Hayes said in an attempt to calm the man down the woman raised her hands and was cut with the knife. Police believe it was ‘‘unintentional’’, however the Deniliquin woman, who is a great-grandmother, received a laceration to her thumb which required stitches.
The woman’s grandson, who spoke with the Pastoral Times yesterday, said his grandmother was ‘‘pretty shaken up’’ as a result of the incident.
After taking an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes, both men — believed to be in their late teens or early twenties — fled the scene, running across the road towards the Sportsmans Arms Hotel.
Police have released images of the alleged offenders taken from CCTV footage at the service station.
Det Insp Hayes encouraged anyone with more information or who can identify the men involved to come forward.
He said the incident was a cowardly act against a ‘‘soft target’’ and that crime scene examiners had gathered evidence that may identify the men.
‘‘The robbery lasted about five minutes, which is an unusually long time,’’ Det Insp Hayes said.
‘‘Armed robberies are not common. We had one in Hay about six months ago, but apart from that they’re fairly rare.
‘‘Detectives are all over it and we are sure we will get the offenders.’’
Police are also hoping to speak to a man who was in the store shortly before the attack and may have seen the men.
‘‘Anyone with information is urged to come forward,’’ Det Insp Hayes said.
People with more information can phone police on 5881
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