Armed robbery at Coop petrol station
The Zug Police are looking for two men following an armed robbery on a Coop service station in Sihlbrugg late on Monday evening.
The two men stormed into the petrol station shop at 152 Sihlbruggstrasse in Sihlbrugg in the municipality of Baar at 11.37 pm with pistols drawn and demanded money from the two employees, one man and one woman. The masked men then escaped in an unknown direction with a low four-digit sum of money.
Fortunately, neither of the employees was hurt in the robbery and no customers were in the shop at the time. "The whole incident was over in just 15 seconds," said police spokesman Marcel Schlatter. "We have video coverage of the robbery and this is being examined," he added.
The police have now appealed for help from the public in finding the men, who were described as relatively young, i.e. 20-25 years old, and spoke Swiss German. They were 185 centimetres tall, wore balaclavas and dark clothing. It is not known what sort of car they had. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area is kindly requested to call the Zug Police on 041 728 41 41 or go to any police station.
This is the fourth time since 2009 that Coop service stations have been robbed. In April and June in 2009 a man used pepper-spray and a knife to threaten staff at the one on the Cham industrial estate, escaping with CHF 3000 on the last occasion. Then the same petrol station was subjected to another armed robbery in March 2010 by a different man who got away with several hundred francs.