Watch the terrifying moment masked thieves armed with a gun and kitchen knife threaten worker before making off with stash of cigarettes and vapes
- Two men robbed a west Melbourne service station
- The men jumped the Maidstone store’s counter
- They were carrying a large kitchen knife and handgun
- They stole cigarettes and vapes and threatened the worker
Two masked thieves have made off with a stash of cigarettes and vapes after jumping over a service station counter and threatening a worker with a large knife and gun.
Victoria Police said the men entered the service station on Ballarat Road in Maidstone, west Melbourne, at about 10.10pm last Wednesday.
CCTV footage shows one of the men – wearing an orange high-visibility jacket and a motorbike helmet – rushing toward the worker and jumping over the counter while swinging a large kitchen knife.
While he cornered the worker, a second man – wearing a yellow high-visibility jumper with the hood pulled over his face – also jumped the counter and pointed a handgun at the worker.
CCTV footage shows two men robbing a service station’s cigarette and vape supply by threatening the worker with a large kitchen knife and handgun
The men then started raiding the store’s cigarette and vape supply all while the man in orange continued to point his knife menacingly at the store worker.
Both the offenders then jumped back over the counter and fled from the service station with the whole robbery lasting less than a minute.
The man in yellow, who carried the gun, is described as being of Caucasian appearance and about 20 to 25 years old.
The second male, who carried the large kitchen knife, is also described as being of Caucasian appearance and about 20 to 25 years old.
Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
The two men jumped the store’s counter and raided its nicotine cabinet all while holding a knife up to the service station worker
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