Thursday 23 May, 2019

Gas truck robbed at gunpoint by man pretending to be customer

A Ramco gas truck was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon and the day’s sales were stolen. 

According to police reports, at about 12.40 pm, the 30-year-old driver was proceeding south along Lopinot Road, Arouca, when he was signalled by a man to stop.

The man, police were told, was outside of a home with what appeared to be a small amount of cash in his hand and he appeared as though he wanted a tank of gas.

However, when the driver came to a stop, the man pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the driver and announced a hold-up.

The driver complied and handed over $1,800 in cash and the assailant fled from the scene.

The police were notified and PC Defour of the Arouca Police Station is continuing inquiries.

 

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: