Update 2: armed robbery, North Cairns

Detectives have charged a man following investigations into an alleged armed robbery in North Cairns on February 29.

It will be alleged a man entered the store on Sheridan Street at around 9.45pm armed with a knife and demanded cigarettes and money before producing a second knife and threatening the cashier.

The employee complied with the demands and the man allegedly left with a quantity of tobacco products and a sum of money.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

Police have charged a 47-year-old North Cairns man with one count of armed robbery. He is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or 24hrs a day.

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