Man charged over failed armed robbery attempt of Gold Coast surf shop

A 21-year-old’s been charged over the attempted armed robbery of a surf shop in Kirra yesterday.

The man allegedly entered the business on Creek Street around 1.00 pm before producing a knife.

He’s then accused of making demands to access the register and gain cash, but a 46-year-old staff member was able to keep him away.


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The would-be thief then fled the store on foot, without gaining any cash.

He was later arrested and has since been charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery and one of attempting to enter premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He’s due to front Southport Court today.