Police hunt knife-wielding man after Burleigh Heads hold-up

POLICE are searching for a man who robbed a Burleigh Heads convenience store at knife-point overnight.

The man entered the Second Avenue store just after 7pm and threatened the attended with a knife.

He then walked behind the counter and stole a stash of cash from the register before fleeing.


Fortunately, no one was physically injured during the hold-up.

It came just two hours after a chemist was robbed at Southport.

The Marine Parade pharmacy was hit just after 5pm.

Police said a man made off with cash and a bottle of methadone.

Investigations into both incidents are continuing.

Police have not yet released a description of the offenders.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.