Man robs Lithgow service station after threatening owner | Police briefs

Lithgow police briefs.
Lithgow police briefs.

A man has stolen cash from a service station on Main Street after threatening the owner of the business and pushing his son on Tuesday night.

The man entered the service station wearing a balaclava and green surgical gloves.

He demanded money and threatened the business owner and his son.

After being denied, the man attempted to damage the cash register and made more threats against the victims.

Police were called to the service station at around 10pm after the man had grabbed an unknown amount of money and fled from the scene.

He is described as Caucasian, between 180-190cm tall and having a thin build.

Police are examining CCTV footage to identify the offender.

Break and Enter

A garden shed on a property on Cullen Bullen Road in Portland has been broken into with the robber getting away with a chainsaw.

The theft occurred sometime after midday Sunday and 6am yesterday.

Police are appealing for any information that may assist them in their enquiries with the above crimes. Please contact Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or your local police. All information received is strictly confidential.