Two women armed with a syringe and what appeared to be a gun robbed a Calwell service station early Tuesday morning, stealing cash and goods including magazines, phones and a ‘State-of-Origin’ T-shirt.

The two women entered the Woolworths service station at Calwell Shopping Centre about 1am, police said.

One woman threatened the employee with a syringe, while the other woman was armed with what appeared to be a firearm.

The employee complied with their demands and the women left with a sum of cash, cigarettes, a number of prepaid mobile telephones, about 15 magazines and a promotional NSW `State of Origin’ T-shirt.

The duo escaped in a small silver car, possibly a Holden Barina, with covered registration plates.

The first offender is described as Caucasian, aged in her 20s, with shoulder-length wavy brown hair. The woman was wearing sunglasses, short pink shorts and a black Adidas hooded jumper.

She was possibly armed with a firearm hidden up her sleeve.

The second offender is described as Caucasian and aged in her 20s. She was wearing long pants and a grey hooded jumper and holding the syringe.

ACT Policing has urged anyone who may have seen the women or has any information that may assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE or via

Information can be provided anonymously.

Extracted in full from the Canberra Times.