Man charged over Hope Island robbery

POLICE have charged a man over Sunday’s Hope Island service station robbery that sparked an online man-hunt.

Police say he entered the business on Broadwater Avenue around 3.20am, took a drink from the fridge and then produced a fire arm.

The worker hid in a back room and the offender made his escape.


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However, he wasn’t thrifty enough to escape CCTV cameras, which caught his every move.

Police released images of the offender, as well as a car that may have been involved in the incident, in a bid to track him down or obtain further information.

A 19-year-old Thornlands man has been charged with armed robbery and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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