A robber had to smash his way out of a Bayswater service station after an employee locked the man inside the shop last night.
A police spokesman said the robber had been wearing a mask or balaclava when he entered the service station on Guildford Road about 11:15pm.
He threatened the 23-year-old employee with a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The employee gave the robber what he asked for but then shut himself in the office and locked the shop entrance, trapping the robber inside. The robber was forced to smash a glass window to escape.
He was described as being Caucasian, about 35 to 40 years old, with big lips and was carrying a green bag.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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