Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Townsville service station wearing a skull. Picture: Queensland Police.
Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Townsville service station wearing a skull. Picture: Queensland Police.

Servo attendant in terrifying pickaxe ordeal

A MAN disguised in a gruesome skull mask and armed with a pickaxe has smashed through a service station's security door, terrifying the 21-year-old woman behind the counter

The man use the axe to smashed through the Rangeview Street business' reinforced glass security door in bare feet shortly before 11pm.

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Townsville service station wearing a skull. Picture: Queensland Police.
Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Townsville service station wearing a skull. Picture: Queensland Police.

The 21-year-old female store attendant escaped into a rear office as the man smashed glass displays inside the store in an attempt to intimidate before eventually leaving empty-handed.

She was not harmed in the incident.

Police have described the man as caucasian, wearing a dark coloured long-sleeved hoodie and dark coloured shorts.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact police.



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