Police are on the hunt for a man after a violent attempted robbery in Waterford west, north of the Gold Coast, on Sunday afternoon.
According to initial reports, the man entered a Tygum Road discount variety store around 2.45pm and made demands for cash before pushing a woman shop attendant in the chest.
The man continued to make demands and pushed her again causing her to fall to the ground.
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When she screamed, the man fled the premises on foot.
No one was physically injured and no property was stolen during the incident.
The man is described as Caucasian with brown eyes, about 183cm tall and with a heavy build.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.