A Gold Coaster’s simple trip to the service station has quickly turned into a terrifying experience, with the man becoming the victim of an armed hold-up in Southport.
It all started when the 50-year-old store employee noticed a man acting suspiciously outside the Nerang Street business around 9pm on Thursday.
The worker told the one customer inside to leave the store immediately before he retreated to a back room.
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Unfortunately, the suspicious man entered the store before the customer had time to get out.
The offender then threatened the 59-year-old man with a gun while making demands for money.
The man told him he wasn’t an employee at the store and therefore could not open the till.
Thankfully, the would-be thief decided to run off empty handed without anyone being physically injured.
The offender is described as being aged in his 20’s and wearing a black hoodie, sunglasses and shorts.
Anyone who may have information is being urged to come forward.
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.