Robbery victim gives chase and recovers stolen handbag

POLICE are looking for a man who allegedly robbed an Asian convenience store in Southport on Friday afternoon.

It’s understood the man, dressed in black tracksuit pants and a green hoodie, entered the small grocery store on Nind Street shortly after 5pm and indicated that he had a weapon in his pocket.

Police say the offender, whom had his face obscured with a cloth, then demanded money from two women working in the shop before fleeing through a rear door after stealing a handbag.


One of the women gave chase which spooked the man causing him to drop the bag and its contents nearby.

Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident.

Police are still looking for the offender. If you have any information which could assist police with this matter, please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.