An armed thief is on the run this morning after whipping out a handgun and robbing a bottle shop on Sunday morning.
Investigations are now underway after the man stole cash and cigarettes from the shop along the Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach.
Initial inquiries suggest he entered the store around 10.30 am on Sunday, before using a handgun to make demands for cash from the employee.
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The man was then seen getting into a white Kia hatchback which was being driven by another person.
They remain on the run on Monday morning and police investigations are continuing.
Anyone with 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.