CCTV footage shows two men used force to try and open a safe after ram-raiding a petrol station in Bunbury at about 3.15am Monday.
Staff at Shell Central on Strickland Street were still confirming what was taken after the men reversed a stolen 4WD into the front doors.
The men, of slim build, drove a white 1989 Toyota Landcruiser with the registration number CO 14616.
The car, without a wheel on the rear wheel brace, was stolen from Glen Iris hours before the ramraid.
Shell Central manager Tania Green said it was the first time the petrol station had been ram-raided and it felt like an invasion of privacy.
“We serve the public every day and tell them to have a nice day and we hope to see them again,’’ she said.
“And to know the offenders might come back and we’ll serve them feels wrong.’’
The offenders first tried to ramraid Pasta Expresso next door but did not get in.
Shell Central was closed to the public yesterday morning which Miss Green said it was an inconvenience to its customers.
“We had to turn away so many customers already this morning,’’ she said.
Miss Green said the CCTV footage showed the offenders were inside for about 10 minutes after ramming the store.
“Most of that time was spent at the safe,’’ she said.
Sen. Sgt Peter Jenal said police would continue their investigation into the incident.
“We’re looking for anything suspicious the public may have seen,” he said.Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Bunbury police on 9722 2111 with information.
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