CIB investigating armed robbery
GOLD Coast CIB is investigating the armed robbery of a convenience shop at Burleigh Heads on Tuesday.
About 7.20pm, a man entered the store at the intersection of the Gold Coast Hwy and Fifth Ave.
Detective Sergeant Chris Stewart said the man asked for cigarettes before producing a steak knife and demanding money.
"There was a sole attendant in the store at the time," Det Sgt Stewart said.
The store attendant handed over money from the till and the offender took the cash and cigarettes before fleeing the store on foot.
He was last seen running along Fifth Avenue.
"There is no indication of a vehicle used at this time," Det Sgt Stewart said.
Police said the man was described as Caucasian in appearance with a tanned complexion, about 40 to 50 years old, solid build, 170cms tall and short sandy hair.
Det Sgt Stewart said the man had a broken front tooth, a scratch above the right eye and was wearing a white business shirt and jeans.
It's the second armed robbery on the southern Gold Coast involving a knife in the past 48 hours.
Three people were arrested on following the armed robbery of the 7Eleven shop on Musgrave Rd on Monday.
A 16-year-old Palm Beach boy has been charged with two counts of armed robbery.
A 16-year-old boy from NSW has been charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug, and armed robbery.
A 17-year-old Burleigh Heads man has been charged with three offences including armed robbery.
Police alleged that the three teenagers entered the Musgrave Rd 7Eleven about 11pm and one threatened the attendant with a knife.
Anyone with information into the Palm Beach robbery should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.