Robbery in Königswinter Armed man robs petrol station

Königswinter · Police are searching for a man who robbed a petrol station in Königswinter armed with a knife in the early hours of Monday.

A man robbed a petrol station on Im Mühlenbruch in Königswinter in the early hours of Monday. Police said the man entered the petrol station shop at around 12.10am. When he reached the sales counter he threatened the cashier with a knife and forced him to hand over cash. He then fled towards the south.

An immediate search by police was unsuccessful and they are now asking for help from possible witnesses. The suspect was about 1.8 metres tall with brown eyes. At the time of the incident he was wearing a white mask under which a long black beard could be seen. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, black gloves and grey trainers. He spoke German with a slight accent and was carrying a black shoulder bag.

Anyone with information about the suspect or who saw a suspicious person in the area between midnight and 12.30am is asked to contact police on 0228-150.

(Original text: Laszlo Scheuch / Translated by Kate Carey)

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