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Armed woman on the run after attempting to rob Logan service station

A woman is on the run after attempting to rob a Logan service station while armed with a knife in the early hours of this morning.

Police said that around 2.45am, the woman entered the Waller Road servo at Heritage Park and produced a knife while demanding money from the store attendant.

The 32-year-old male employee locked himself in an adjoining room, while the woman climbed through the counter barrier and attempted to remove money from behind the counter.

Without any luck, the woman then left the scene empty handed.

She is described as being aged in her early 20’s, Caucasian, slim build with blonde long hair and was wearing a white shirt under a long black hooded jumper, black leggings and black shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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300,000 Commonwealth Games tickets to go on sale today

SPORTING fanatics have been given one last chance to snap up tickets to next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, with the final major release set to go on sale to the general public today.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) will release the last 300,000 tickets to the general public from 12pm Queensland time on Monday (1pm AEDT).

Along with 200,000 tickets that had previously been set aside for the final release, organisers have managed to free up an extra 100,000 seats after completing venue seating plans, sight lines and camera positions.

The additional 100,000 tickets also include those returned from Commonwealth Games partners and associations.

This means there are still tens-of-thousands of seats to be snapped up in the Opening and Closing ceremonies, as well as tickets to some of the most sought-after events that have been oversubscribed since the ticket request phase closed in May.

In all, the additional tickets will be available for 21 of the 23 sporting events, including the Swimming, Diving, Track Cycling, Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball, Netball, Athletics and Wrestling.

The ticket allocation for many of these sessions had previously been exhausted.

To check ticket availability for each event, click here.

Tickets will be offered on a “first in, first served” basis through www.gc2018.com/tickets, so fans are being urged to get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Prices will start from $20 for adults and $10 for children with each ticket including free public transport on the day.

The games will be held during the 2018 Easter school holidays, from April 4 to April 15.


Gold Coast’s $900 million Jewel project reportedly on the market

There are reports the $900 million Jewel Resort in Surfers Paradise is on the market.

According to the South China Morning Post, Dalian Wanda Group is trying to sell five of its biggest international properties to a single buyer for $6.6 billion.

The proposed sale is understood to include the 1.13ha site on Old Burleigh Road in Surfers Paradise.

It comes after Chinese regulators warned Wanda and other high-profile companies to reduce debt levels, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In August, Wanda released a statement denying rumors they were planning to sell the Jewel.

“It has come to the attention of Wanda Hotel Development Company Limited that there are media reports regarding certain proposed disposals of the Company’s projects in Sydney and the Gold Coast, Australia,” the statement read.

“Having made such enquiry internally as is reasonable in the circumstances, the Company wishes to clarify that, as of the date of this announcement, the Company does not have any plan to make the said disposals referred to in the Media Reports, and thus such information is incorrect. Both projects are progressing as planned.”

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Man hospitalised after “fall from height” in Robina

A man has been taken to hospital after a “fall from a height” at Robina in the early hours of this morning.

Just after 12.45am, emergency services were called to a home following reports a man had been injured after a fall.

The man, whose age is not known, was treated at the scene by paramedics

He has since been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with spinal precautions and an ankle injury.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said it’s not known what the patient fell from.


Police “generally pleased” with behaviour of Schoolies after first weekend

The first weekend of celebrations for Schoolies wrapped up last night, with Gold Coast police generally pleased with their overall behaviour.

Overnight, officers arrested 13 schoolies on 16 offences, seven of which were for drug possession.

Eleven schoolies were also issued with liquor infringements notices.

“Police continue to remind school leavers that the possession and consumption of dangerous drugs is illegal and could have fatal consequences,” police said in a statement.

“Drug detection dogs will be utilised throughout the policing response to Schoolies and police will not hesitate to take enforcement action against anyone found in possession of, supplying, trafficking or producing dangerous drugs.”

Queensland Ambulance treated 95 schoolies overnight, with just two of them requiring transport to hospital.

Police are continuing to remind school leavers to act responsibly, stay safe and watch their mates for the remainder of the week.