A manhunt is underway tonight for a thief who allegedly smashed his way into a Gold Coast Post Office in a brazen Christmas Eve robbery.
Police said the man broke into the Australia Post store at Australia Fair Shopping Centre by smashing the front glass door.
It happened around 3.20am this morning.
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Once inside the post office, the man allegedly smashed a glass cabinet containing mobile phones.
He then took off with several of the phones, with CCTV vision of the incident showing the man trying to flee before he trips over and stumbles onto the floor.
The man is described as wearing a blue shirt, black hat, black pants, white thongs and a face mask at the time of the break in.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately.
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.