Police speak with the victim of an alleged hold-up at a Rockhampton service station.
Police speak with the victim of an alleged hold-up at a Rockhampton service station. Amy Haydock

Replica gun 'held to man's head'

UPDATE 1.40pm: A Gladstone man who had a gun held to his head at a Rockhampton service station says he had no idea it was plastic.

A shaken Adam Gainey said he was unloading soft drink from the back of his delivery truck when he felt something pressed against his temple.

He realised it was a gun and a man demanded his wallet.

When he noticed it was a plastic gun the man panicked and also asked Mr Gainey if he had any marijuana.

"I'm just glad it wasn't one of the young girls who work here," Mr Gainey said.

"It put the wind up me, imagine if it was some old bugger."

 

UPDATE 1.15pm: A police dog squad has arrived at the scene of a hold-up at a Rockhampton service station.

The Caltex service station on Yaamba Road, opposite Emmaus College, has been cordoned off and pedestrians - including school students - are being redirected around the scene.

 

UPDATE 1.10pm: Police are hunting for a man dressed in white after reports of a hold-up at a Rockhampton service station.

A dog squad is on its way to the Caltex service station on Yaamba Road.

Initial reports suggest a man held a gun to someone's head and demanded money, but it's unclear if the gun was real.

 

BREAKING 12.50pm: Police are responding to a report of a man holding a replica gun to the back of a truckie's head at a North Rockhampton service station.

Details are sketchy but it's believed the alleged incident took place at the back of the Caltex service station near Emmaus College.



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