A man tried to hold up a convenience store with a knife.
A man tried to hold up a convenience store with a knife. TREVOR VEALE

Knife robber leaves empty-handed

A MAN used a knife to hold up a store in Burleigh Waters but left empty-handed when the attendant refused to hand over cash.

Gold Coast police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of the convenience store at Treeview Dr on Sunday.

Initial police investigations suggested a man entered the store armed with a knife about 12.30pm and made demands for cash.

He fled when the attendant refused to comply with his demands.

The man was last seen running towards Mattocks Rd.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 168cm tall and with a thin build.

He was wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and a dark coloured baseball cap

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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