A MAN armed with a rifle has held up a Warwick service station this morning.

Warwick police acting officer-in-charge Shane Reid said the man entered the 24-hour United service station on Wallace St at about 3am when the main door was unlocked for another customer.

"The offender appears to be carrying a rifle," Acting Senior Sergeant Reid said.

He demanded that the customer lie on the floor and that the attendant give him money and cigarettes. 

The attendant complied and the man left the scene.

A man with a rifle demanding cash at the Wallace St United service station this morning.
A man with a rifle demanding cash at the Wallace St United service station this morning. Contributed

There was also another customer in the shop at the time of the robbery.

No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Act. Snr Sgt Reid said man was last seen fleeing on foot east along Cleary St.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance and around 160cm to 170cm tall. 

He was last seen wearing dark pants and a dark sweatshirt, multi-coloured beanie and white gloves.

CCTV footage of the incident is being reviewed.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Warwick police on 4660 4444.


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