Ashley Argoon, 09 February 2016
AN armed robber with missing teeth pulled a gun on a petrol station attendant before fleeing with cash and a can of coke.
Bizarre CCTV vision shows the thief yank a shotgun from a granny patchwork bag as he pretends to search for money to pay for the soft drink, at the Newborough petrol station in Gippsland on Saturday, January 30.
When the station attendant opens the till seconds later, the tracky-dack bandit puts away the gun and waits for the cash, about 5am.
As the thief is handed a wad of notes he grabs the coke and walks away, the stock of the shotgun sticking out of the patchwork bag.
The thief, described as having “missing and dirty teeth”, was last seen leaving the Narracan Dve petrol station and crossing the railway onto Hagans Track.
No-one was injured during the incident.
The man is described at caucasian, aged between 20 to 45-years-old, 167cm tall with a solid build and missing and dirty teeth.
He was wearing a blue check hoodie, grey tracksuit pants, black shoes and a green beanie.
He was carrying a distinctive patchwork bag reminiscent of a quilt at granny’s house.
Police have released images of the man and his patchwork bag.
Anyone with information about the armed robbery is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE or at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Extracted in full from the Herald Sun.