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Armed robbery, Townsville

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in Aitkenvale last night.

At about 11.20pm two men, one armed with a machete and the other with a knife entered the store on Nathan Street and demanded money from the male attendant.

The man armed with machete has struck the counter area a number of times with the machete while making the demands. The attendant complied with the demands and handed over a sum of money. Both men then left the store.

One of the men is described as Aboriginal in appearance, about 175cm tall and was wearing a red baseball cap, a black long sleeve jumper, grey long shorts and brown thongs.

The other man is described as Caucasian, about 180cm tall and was wearing a purple and white baseball cap, with a purple bandanna over his face, a white short sleeve T-shirt with a large unknown graphic on the front, maroon long sleeve under-shirt, long dark pants, and blue shoes that appeared to have pink laces.

The 39-year-old store attendant was not physically harmed during the incident.

Police are asking anyone who may have any information that might assist inquiries to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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