ARMED ROBBERY: Gympie CIB are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Coles Express on 102 River Road Gympie just after 6.30pm tonight. A man is believed to still be on the run. Photo: Philippe Coquerand
ARMED ROBBERY: Gympie CIB are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Coles Express on 102 River Road Gympie just after 6.30pm tonight. A man is believed to still be on the run. Photo: Philippe Coquerand

Blue mask part of armed Gympie attack

UPDATE:

GYMPIE police are investigating an armed robbery at Gympie's Coles Express service station early yesterday evening.

A Gympie police spokesman said a man was reported as having entered the Coles Express service station on the Bruce Highway about 6.20pm to 6.25pm.

The man threatened a console operator with a knife and left with a number of items, including cash, a spokeswoman from Police Media said.

The man was dressed in a black hoodie, black pants and a blue face mask.

Further investigations, including a close examination of CCTV recordings would be carried out today, the spokeswoman said.

SUNDAY: 

GYMPIE CIB are investigating an armed robbery which happened just after 6.30pm at Coles Express tonight.

Officers from the scenes of crime are still at the scene of 102 River Road, Gympie where they interviewed witnesses and are reviewing CCTV footage.

ARMED ROBBERY: Gympie CIB are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Coles Express on 102 River Road Gympie just after 6.30pm tonight. A man is believed to still be on the run. Photo: Philippe Coquerand
ARMED ROBBERY: Gympie CIB are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Coles Express on 102 River Road Gympie just after 6.30pm tonight. A man is believed to still be on the run. Photo: Philippe Coquerand

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said a Coles Express operator was threatened with a knife before a man fled the scene.

A comment was sought from a Coles employee but they declined to comment.

ARMED ROBBERY: Gympie CIB are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Coles Express on 102 River Road Gympie just after 6.30pm tonight. A man is believed to still be on the run. Photo: Philippe Coquerand
ARMED ROBBERY: Gympie CIB are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Coles Express on 102 River Road Gympie just after 6.30pm tonight. A man is believed to still be on the run. Photo: Philippe Coquerand

It's not yet sure how much money was stolen.

Investigations continue.

Gympie Times


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