Petrolstation owner John Hamon says he can’t understand why crims keep robbing businesses like his as they never get away with very much cash.

“I can’t tell you the exact figure they took but it was certainly a very minimal amount.” Mr Hamon said after his Matilda Service Station on Mackie Rd, Narangba was robbed about 1.30am today.

“The risk, reward ratio is just so ridiculously low.”

Police investigations are continuing as a thief allegedly entered Mr Hamon’s service station armed with a knife, last night, before threatening the attendant and stealing cash.

He then fled the scene in a red station wagon.

Police say the search for the armed robber actually started about 15 minutes earlier, at 1.15am, when its believed the same man pulled up to a service station on Anzac Ave, in Kallangur.

The man allegedly waved at the attendant to open the doors but the attendant refused.

Fifteen minutes later on Mackie Rd, in Narangba, he got to Mr Hamon’s service station, alledgely threatened the attendant with a knife and took cash from the till.

Mr Hamon said counselling would be made available for the attendant.

“We’re certainly relieved that he wasn’t hurt and mentally he appears to be going okay at this stage,” Mr Hamon said.

Police say their investigations continue and anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers 1800 333 000 FREE.

Extracted in full from Quest Community Newspapers.

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