Gold Coast police are calling for any information, as they attempt to track down an alleged armed robber.
The man entered the Varsity Parade Grocery shop armed with a hammer just before 7 AM yesterday.
He then threatened staff before stealing cigarettes and running off.
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No-one was injured in the altercation and investigations are continuing.
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.