Robbery witness sought Nominate a worthy police officer
POLICE are looking for a customer who entered a service station before an offender held up staff with a knife.
Authorities are yet to catch the person responsible for the March 2 robbery, where a man walked into the Bowen Rd service station and put a black bag on the counter, demanding it be filled with NOMINATIONS are now open for the Townsville Bulletin NQ Police Officer of the Year Award.
The Bulletin is on the hunt for one outstanding officer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, as a way of saying thank you to the Queensland Police Service and the work officers do to keep North Queensland safe.
Last year’s winner of the coveted award was district domestic violence liaison officer Sergeant Mark Lance, recognised for his work in helping to reduce the North’s high domestic violence rate. This year’s winner will receive a family holiday valued at $ 4000 and a watch from Loloma Jewellers. The winning officer’s station will receive a coffee machine, while the person who nominated the officer will win an iPod.
Nominations can be made before April 2 by logging on to www. townsvillebulletin. com. au. mo me n t s b e f o r e i t wa s robbed and may have noticed something police missed during initial investigations or may have new information that would lead to the criminal’s capture.
‘ ‘ The p e r s o n o b v i o us l y hasn’t come forward yet,’’ he said.
‘‘ Police just feel he may be a good witness because of his proximity and the time that he was in the store.’’
Sen-Sgt Shepherd said the man appeared to have left the store in the same direction the robber entered, so may have seen where came from.
The man police are looking f o r i s d e s c r i b e d a s Caucasian, 15-19 years old, about 160-170cm tall and of slim build.
He was wearing a red T-shirt, white boardshorts, no shoes, was carrying a black backpack and was disguising his face with a towel.
Anyone with information about the incident should call Townsville police on 4759 9777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.