A man is on the run after attempting to rob a chemist in Southport while armed with a syringe.
Police said the man entered the business on Nerang Street around 9:20pm Sunday and demanded medication.
When the man was refused access to the medication he pulled out a syringe and threatened a staff member.
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The staff member refused again and the man fled the store on foot and was last seen travelling towards Queen Street.
The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall, of a thin build, aged in his 40s with a small stubbly beard.
He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, shorts, dark-coloured shoes, and a light-coloured baseball cap.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.