Two charged over attempted robbery of Gold Coast servo

Police have charged two people over the attempted armed robbery of a service station in Molendinar

A man wearing a hoodie and a beanie that was pulled down over his face approached the locked doors of the service station on Ashmore Rd around 1.20am on Thursday morning.

The employee asked the man to remove his beanie before unlocking the doors to allow him in.


The man complied but once inside threatened the console operator with a long-bladed knife in one hand and a crowbar in the other.

The offender demanded the attendant hand over money but he refused.

The armed man then reportedly became agitated, hitting the counter with the crowbar along with the front glass door as he left.

The man fled empty handed while the worker was uninjured.

Police have now arrested an 18-year-old Maudsland man.

He’s been charged with  attempted armed robbery in company, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, disqualified driving, drive uninsured vehicle and drive unregistered vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs, two counts of stealing and two counts of receiving tainted property.

The man is due to front Southport Magistrates Court today.

Police have also charged a 17-year-old girl with attempted armed robbery in company, possessing anything used in the connection of a crime and two counts of possessing dangerous drugs.