Erin Pearson, 23 February 2016

A 42-YEAR-OLD woman will front court on Tuesday after allegedly threatening a service station attendant with a knife.

It is the second armed hold-up at a service station involving a woman in less than 24 hours with another on the run after threatening staff with a sawn-off shot gun at the Fellmongers Rd BP service station on Monday.

Police said the 42-year-old walked into the 7-Eleven store on Sydney Pde, Geelong, before making demands for cash, about 6pm Monday.

“At the time she was armed with a knife and made a demand for cash, which was refused, and upon another customer entering the store she’s fled on foot,” Detective Senior Constable Daryl Crosthwaite said.

“She was arrested a short time later at the intersection of Yarra St and Little Malop St.

“She was then conveyed to Geelong (police station) where she was charged with one count of attempted armed robbery.”

Extracted in full from the Geelong Advertiser.

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