Police hunt man with machete after servo heist

POLICE are hunting a man who stole a stash of drinks, cash and smokes from a service station north of the Gold Coast after pulling a machete on the attendant.

The man strolled into the servo on River Hills Road at Eagleby about 2.14am on Sunday and helped himself to a number of drinks from the fridge.

It’s alleged the man placed the drinks on the counter before pulling a machete out of his pants and threatening the attendant.


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While wielding the weapon, the man allegedly demanded cash and cigarettes from the attendant, who complied and filled two brown paper bags.

The armed man took the bags and ran out of the store, leaving the attendant shaking in shock. Thankfully, the employee was not physically injured.

The offender is described as being Caucasian, 180cm tall and having a proportionate build with dark hair and dark coloured facial hair.

He was wearing dark coloured shorts with an Everlast logo, black jacket with assorted white and red stripes, red baseball cap and black runners.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and call police, quoting reference number: QP1802198041

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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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