Police are searching for two armed robbers who grabbed a Canterbury petrol station at gunpoint before fleeing with cash and a large quantity of cigarettes.
The tragic incident took place just before 10.20pm on Wednesday night at the Z Service Station on the corner of Carters and Himmat Road in Umberley, north of Christchurch.
CCTV footage shows masked men putting ducks under a security tape on the door of a petrol station shop before entering.
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Armed police then cordoned off the area, but the culprits were not caught and are in large numbers.
An employee of Z said. Equipment A heavy contingent of police was present at the petrol station when he arrived for work at around 11:11 pm on Wednesday.
The only attendant who was threatened with a gun “shook” but was not injured, and will be out of work until next week.
Police said the robbers, who were also wearing gloves in the incident, fled the petrol station with cash registers and cigarettes.
Detectives were examining security camera footage Thursday morning.
Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Z Umberley petrol station.
“Police are seeking help from the community to identify the men and are interested.
Anyone who was offered to sell cigarettes at the time of the robbery.
A spokesman for Z said the company was assisting police in their investigation.
Our main focus right now is to help the staff member on site who went through this horrible experience.
Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the police on 105 and provide file number 210909/8284.