A man has been charged over the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store at Ormeau.
The 20-year-old is alleged to have threatened a store employee with a firearm at the business on Eggesdorf Rd at around 1am on Wednesday.
The employee hid in a back office before the man left, taking a grocery item with him.
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Police last night raided a home in Ormeau, allegedly locating a sawn-off shotgun (pictured below) and some ammunition.
A 20-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with armed robbery, possession of a category H weapon and possession of explosives (ammunition).
He’s due to front Southport Magistrates Court today.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from Gold Coast CIB said it was a great result for the community.
“A person whose actions put the safety of innocent people at risk is now off the street, as is a dangerous weapon,” Detective Inspector Smith said.