A CONVENIENCE STORE worker, who tried to protect himself from an armed robber, has ended up in hospital.
The 28-year-old was carrying out his duties at the business in Margate, in the Moreton Bay region, on Saturday night when he was confronted by a man armed with a tyre iron.
The armed robber (pictured below) walked into the Oxley Avenue store around 8:30pm and threatened the worker, before demanding he open the cash register.
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The staff member grabbed a baseball bat and the two exchanged multiple blows before the robber left the store with a sum of cash.
The worker called Triple Zero and was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment to his head and face, as well as a broken arm.
Police are investigating the violent robbery and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area to contact them.
They are particularly interested in anyone who may have seen or know of a man with unexplained injuries to his face or head.
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.