Police are appealing for help to identify a man who allegedly robbed a Gold Coast chemist while wearing a “dobby” mask and armed with a gun.
The terrifying incident unfolded around 8.00pm on Sunday, May 2, at the Priceline chemist on Lae Drive in Runaway Bay.
According to police, the man allegedly pulled out a handgun and made threats towards two pharmacists before forcing them into a storeroom.
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The man, who was wearing a mask similar to the character “Dobby” from Harry Potter, stole a quantity of medication and cash from a safe before fleeing.
In the vision, the man can be seen running across several lanes of traffic before taking off through the nearby Runaway Bay soccer fields.
Police have released CCTV of a man wearing a mask similar to Harry Potter character “Dobby”, as part of ongoing investigations into the armed robbery of a pharmacy at Runaway Bay on Sunday May 2.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) May 14, 2021
At the time, he was wearing a grey/cream coloured hooded jumper with the outline of a Star Wars storm trooper mask on the back, long khaki cargo pants and tan work boots.
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.