A dramatic citizens arrest took place at a popular Gold Coast shopping centre this afternoon.
Around 1.30pm, a man was seen running out of The Good Guys in Homeworld Helensvale, believed to be carrying stolen goods.
Witnesses say they saw Good Guys employees chasing the man, before a nearby tradesman tackled him to the ground.
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Police were then called to the scene, where they took a 34-year-old into custody.
The Greenbank man has since been charged with stealing and possessing dangerous drugs.
He is due to front Southport Court tomorrow.