POLICE are hunting for an armed robber who held up a Colac service station last night.
Around 7pm a man, possibly in his 30s, wearing a blue balaclava over his head entered the Colac west BP, on the corner of Rossmoyne Road and Princes Highway, and told the female attendant he had a knife.
The offender calmly demanded cash and fled on foot after the attendant complied with his demands, handing him over a sum of money believed to be up to $300,
Police said images from CCTV footage would soon be available to help identify the man, who is said to have a solid build, light skin and was wearing a blue tracksuit and dark jacket.
Sergeant Wayne Dennehy said the attendant was not harmed.
"She was obviously shook up but there were no injuries," he said.
"As per training she complied and did what she was trained to do.
"The Colac CIU would be very grateful if anyone can contact them with information."
There was a strikingly similar incident at the petrol station in 2009, when a knife-wielding bandit robbed a female attendant.
The man in his 30s got away with cash after the brazen hold-up, which happened just before 7pm.