UPDATE @ 12.00 PM | A Main Beach man will front court today, charged with the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in Broadbeach overnight.
The 43-year-old’s accused of threatening an Ezymart attendant with a knife around 12.30 am, before taking cash and cigarettes and fleeing the Surf Parade business.
The 26-year-old attendant was luckily uninjured in the incident, and police commenced investigations.
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They tracked down two men in a car along Peninsular Drive in Surfers Paradise about an hour later.
Officers allegedly found cash, cigarettes and a knife in the car and arrested two men.
Just the one was charged with one count of armed robbery and is due to front Southport court this afternoon, October 8.
A 40-year-old Main Beach man was released without charge.
EARLIER @ 8.00 AM | Investigations are underway after a Broadbeach convenience store was robbed at knife-point overnight.
The offender stormed the Ezymart on Surf Parade around 12.30 am, demanding cash from the attendant.
They were able to empty out the whole till before fleeing the store.
Luckily, the attendant was uninjured in the robbery but the thief remains on the run.
Investigations are now underway, but police were unable to confirm just how many people were involved.
Any witnesses or anyone with more information is being urged to come forward.
Police are also understood to be looking into a car fire in Broadbeach, which happened around 4.30 am.
Fire crews arrived to find the vehicle fully alight in sand dunes at the end of Margaret Avenue but were able to extinguish them quickly.
No injuries were reported and the car wasn’t reported as stolen, but further enquiries are being made.
More to come.