Cigarette thief on the run after robbing Gold Coast servo armed with knife

AN armed man is on the run after robbing a service station in Nerang overnight.

Just before 8.00pm, the man entered the servo on Riverview Road and threatened a female staff member with a knife.

Police said the woman ran to the back of the store and locked herself in a room.


The man has then removed some cigarettes and left the store on foot.

He is described as Caucasian, 190cm tall and of medium build.

Police are appealing for anyone with relevant dash cam vision or who has further information to come forward.

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 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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