16
Feb

Gold Coast crime: Man charged following alleged armed robbery of Southport service station

A man has been charged following an alleged armed robbery of a Southport service station on Monday night.

A MAN has been charged following an alleged armed robbery of a Southport service station on Monday night.

It is alleged the 47-year-old entered the Marine Parade businesses and demanded tobacco and cigarettes.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the employee refused to hand over the items and the man then produced a hammer and allegedly damaged a wall and a computer.

“The store employee handed over a quantity of cigarettes before the man fled the scene in a southerly direction,” the spokesman said.

“Subsequent police investigations led them to arrest a man at a nearby residence.”

The man was charged with armed robbery and wilful damage. He will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Extracted from Daily Telegraph