A man is on the run after robbing two take-away stores just north of the Gold Coast.
Police say he used a spray can to threaten a worker at a snack bar in Waterford, west of Beenleigh, around 5am on Monday.
He demanded money before grabbing the entire cash register and ripping it from the counter.
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He ran out of the Harburg Street store and was seen to get into the passenger seat of a silver coloured 4WD vehicle.
Just 15-minutes later, it’s believed the same man targeted a Nerang Street takeaway shop, armed with a baseball bat.
The store employee handed over money from the till and the man again ran to a silver coloured 4WD before driving off.
No one was physically injured during the robberies.
The offender in each incident is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance with a proportionate build, olive complexion and was wearing a wearing an unknown brand black jacket, full head covering and fingerless gloves.