Sam Bidey, 14 January 2016

YARRA Ranges detectives are appealing for public help to find two men to who terrorised a service station attendant during an armed robbery in Chirnside Park.

The men, who had their faces covered and were armed with a metal pole, committed the robbery at the Maroondah Highway service station on August 10 at 1.40am.

Yarra Ranges CIU acting Sergeant Paul Edyvane said it was a “particularly quick and aggressive robbery”.

“Two masked offenders have entered the service station armed with a metal pole and jumped the counter and threatened the 25-year-old male console operator.”

The men appeared to have covered their faces by wrapping shirts around their heads.

They were described as caucasian in appearance, aged 16-25, of medium build, and about 175-183cm tall.

Sgt Edyvane said the service station employee was not physically injured, but was shaken.

The offenders stole cigarettes and cash.

Sgt Edyvane said although there had been several cigarette thefts in the Yarra Ranges recently, this incident was concerning because the store was manned and there were threats of violence.

He said there was limited traffic on the road at the time but police hoped someone saw something or has information that could help the investigation.

Anyone with information should phone Sgt Edyvane on 9739 2371 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE.

Extracted in full from the Herald Sun.