STAFF at a petrol station in Estepona were held up at gunpoint on January 2. 

The robbery took place at a branch of Galp in Huerta Nueva, according to online daily Area Costa del Sol.

Police sources said that the robbery took place at about 5pm. The authorities are searching for a man of South American origin, who was wearing a hoodie and a mask. 

The suspect reportedly escaped from the scene thanks to help from an accomplice, who was waiting in a nearby park with an electric scooter. 

The police were yet to locate the suspect at the time of publication.

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