Rob­bery wit­ness sought Nom­i­nate a wor­thy po­lice of­fi­cer

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - by Nathan Paull nathan. paull@ townsville­bul­letin. com. au

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.

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