WATCH: Man on run after terrifying Gold Coast armed robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man after a woman was threatened and robbed strolling along a Gold Coast beach esplanade.

The 26-year-old woman was walking along The Esplanade in Burleigh Heads around 5.30pm on Tuesday 31 May when a man approached her with a large knife.

He then demanded she hand over her mobile phone and threatened her when she initially refused.


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The woman then complied in fear of her safety, and handed over her phone.

The man then fled on foot, running south along The Esplanade, with CCTV footage then showing him bolt along Fifth Avenue before heading north on the Gold Coast Highway towards Miami.

Detectives are urging anyone who has information regarding the man in the video, or the offence, to come forward.

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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.