Staff threatened with hammer in overnight hold-up

A MAN has stormed a take away store and threatened staff with a hammer in a terrifying hold-up north of Brisbane.

The man burst into the College Street store at North Lakes about 1.35am.

Police said the armed offender threatened staff into handing over cash.


Staff complied and the man fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance and having a slim build.

He is believed to be aged between 20 and 30-years-old and was about 175cm tall.

Investigations are continuing. Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to come forward.

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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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at 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 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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