Gold Coast store worker robbed by men with machete

A young Gold Coast convenience store worker has been confronted by a man wielding a machete, in a frightening early-morning armed robbery.

The 21-year-old has told Police, two men entered the shop, on Price Street in Nerang at around 4.30am on Saturday.

One of them stood at the door while the other approached the male worker, pulled out a machete and demanded money.


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The staffer went behind the counter, while the man gave him a large black bag for him to put cash and cigarettes into.

The two men then took off with the money and smokes.

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Posted by myGC on Friday, 12 October 2018

(Source: Queensland Police)

They are described as aged between 17 and 25-years-old, one of them wearing a camouflage hooded jumper, black knee-length shorts, black and white sneakers and was holding an umbrella.

The second man was wearing a light grey hooded jumper with “Everlast” written in large black letters down the right hand side, black shorts and was carrying a machete.

Anyone who may have further 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.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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