A machete-wielding thief remains on the run after robbing a service station at Beaudesert, west of the Gold Coast, overnight.
Police say the man entered the servo on Beaudesert Nerang Road around 8pm before approaching the front counter.
He then allegedly pulled out a large machete and demanded money and cigarettes from the worker, a 37-year-old woman.
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The woman complied before fleeing into another room and sounding the alarm as the man put the goods into a black backpack.
The man then smashed the glass counter with the machete before running from the store.
He is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 165cm with a thin build and blue eyes. He was wearing a long sleeved dark blue jacket with a hood, long cream pants, black Nike shoes and black socks on his hands.
Police are urging anyone who may have seen the man or have further information regarding the incident to come forward.
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.