POLICE have foiled an armed robbery on the Gold Coast after conveniently strolling into to a convenience store mid-heist on Friday night.
Officers walked into the store on the Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh around 6.30pm to find a 16-year-old boy allegedly threatening the attendant with a torch taser while demanding cash.
Police said the officers were making a routine inquiry at the store when they stumbled across the hold-up.
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They managed to arrest the teenage boy and take him into custody without further incident.
Thankfully, no one was physically injured during the heist.
The 16-year-old boy from Tallebudgera Valley was taken from the scene by police and will now be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.