Newsagent employee threatened with sword and gun

A man has been injured during an attempted armed robbery at Avoca Beach.

Emergency services were called to a newsagency on Avoca Drive about 2.45am this morning, after two men confronted the store’s owner, a 61-year-old man.

The pair, who had their faces concealed, threatened the owner with a sword and firearm and demanded cash.


They assaulted him before fleeing empty-handed.

Detectives from Brisbane Water Local Area Command have established a crime scene and are conducting a search of the area.

The owner was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Investigations are continuing.