At around 2:00 am on Wednesday 3 August 2011 a young adult male entered the Shell Service Station and approached the front counter and asked to purchase cigarettes and when the attendant asked for identification the offender produced a gun threatening the attendant and demanded cigarettes. Such armed robberies are not uncommon and more consideration needs to be given to the safety of workers in these potentially dangerous environments, including protective barriers similar to banks.
Victims often suffer from traumatic symptoms as a result of such crimes, particularly when weapons are used and victim’s lives are threatened.
Where a crime has occurred in a workplace the victim may be entitled to seek assistance both via Workcover and through Crime Compensation to assist in their recovery. For advice contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055.
If you have any information about this armed robbery immediately contact your local police.