Kangaroo Flat servo offers reward to catch thief

A BENDIGO service station owner is offering a $500 cash reward for information about an armed hold-up on Monday night.

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Apco service station in Kangaroo Flat and are calling on anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 

1800 333 000.

Service station owner Damian Carew said he was doing all he could to make sure the perpetrator was caught.

“Apco Bendigo will be putting up a $500 cash reward for anyone who gives information to police, leading to an arrest,” he said.

“I want to try and get some action on this as quickly as I can.

“We take this as a personal assault on our business and our staff, and I’ll do whatever I can to protect them.

“So if anyone has information, get in touch with Crime Stoppers.”

Detective Senior Constable Tony Roberts from Bendigo’s criminal investigation unit said the hold-up happened at 11.27pm on Monday. He said a man entered the High Street service station with a knife and demanded cash. 

No one was injured, he said.

Detective Senior Constable Roberts said the female employee complied with the thief’s demands.

The armed robber left the store with a small amount of cash.

Police reviewed CCTV footage yesterday and released an image and description of the man to the Bendigo Advertiser. “He’s wearing deceptive pattern camouflage uniform – it’s more of a raincoat jacket,” Detective Senior Constable Roberts said.

“He’s also wearing a black balaclava, blue jeans, and he’s either got on odd shoes or one dark shoe and a sock.”

Police are calling on residents in the area to check their front yards for any discarded clothing or knives.

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