Amy Price, 25 October 2015

POLICE have charged five people after two armed men allegedly robbed a service station east of Toowoomba dressed as childhood heroes on Saturday.

It will be alleged two teenage men, one dressed as Santa Claus and the other as Spiderman, entered the Helidon Spa service station on the Warrego Highway around 2am.

The pair were allegedly armed with a hammer and sword.

The service station employee ran to a nearby vehicle while the men allegedly stole a quantity of cigarettes before fleeing in a white station wagon, eastbound on the Warrego Highway.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Three other people, including a 14-year-old girl, have been charged in relation to the alleged robbery.

Three teenagers, a 19-year-old Upper Lockyer man, an 18-year-old man from Centenary Heights, and an 18-year-old Upper Lockyer man, were today charged with armed robbery and two counts of common assault.

All three men are expected to appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Monday.

A 40-year-old Highfields woman has been charged with receiving tainted property along with unrelated matters and will appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on November 24.

The woman was released on bail.

A 14-year-old Harlaxton girl has been dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act in relation to this matter.

Extracted in full from the Courier Mail.