Servo staff threatened with knife in robbery
TWO thieves armed with a knife threatened staff at a Townsville service station, escaping on foot with cash and cigarettes.
Police officers, including the dog squad, were called to the Puma service station on Bowen Rd, Rosslea about 11.30pm on Thursday.
A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said two males were suspects at this time, with investigations ongoing.
No one has been charged.
It is understood the threatened staff were taken to hospital and treated for shock.
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