A MAN has been arrested after allegedly using a meat cleaver to hold up a convenience store in Brisbane’s north.
The 27-year-old allegedly stormed the Everton Park store armed with the weapon just before 2.30am on Saturday and demanded money and cigarettes from the attendant.
Police said the employee complied and handed over a stash of cash and smokes to the accused who then fled the South Pine Road shop on foot.
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Officers swooped on the area and used a police dog to help track down the armed offender.
The accused was sniffed out a short time later, found hiding in a garden outside a house on Stafford Road.
Police said the man, an Everton Park local, surrendered to officers and was arrested without incident.
The 27-year-old will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 15, charged with one count of armed robbery.