Businesses on lookout for 'Spiderman' and 'Santa Claus' after service station robbery

The pair were believed to be armed with a hammer and a sword

Jess Staufenberg
Saturday 24 October 2015 14:17 BST
Robbers dressed as Spiderman and Santa Claus are reported to have stolen cigarettes in Australia
Robbers dressed as Spiderman and Santa Claus are reported to have stolen cigarettes in Australia (Sony)

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Police have warned businesses to look out for Spiderman and Santa Claus after a service station was robbed by a pair of men reportedly in fancy dress.

Shops in Queensland, Australia, were on the alert for the fantasy duo, who were thought to be armed, ABC news reported.

A service station west of Brisbane was held up by two attackers wielding a sword and a hammer who got away with as many cigarettes as they could carry.

No-one was hurt and no money was taken, but the pair made their escape in a white vehicle and are being sought by local authorities.

Police warned businesses to look out for anyone dressed in those costumes.

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