Masterton Police seeking information following ‘frightening’ robbery at BP service station

Masterton Police seeking information following ‘frightening’ robbery at BP service station

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Masterton Police are asking the public to help assist them following a frightening robbery at a BP service station on Wednesday evening.

Two individuals entered the station from Chapel Street just after 9pm. They were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered up.

An employee was threatened and demanded to give cash and cigarettes with a firearm described as a distinctive rifle pointed at them.

The two individuals dressed in dark clothing left the station heading to Renall Street and then possibly west to the junction of Pownall Street.

They are described as males and Māori origin — between the ages of twenty to twenty-five.

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“We urge anyone in Pownall Street who has CCTV or anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Police,” a statement reads.

“This was a frightening incident for the shop worker who was alone at the time of the robbery.”

Authorities are looking to speak to a driver of a car that went past the two after the robbery occurred.

Anyone with information that may assist Police with their inquiries is urged to call 105 and quote the file number 210805/2963.

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