Armed robbery charges, Varsity Lakes

Detectives have charged a man following an armed robbery that occurred earlier this morning at Varsity Lakes.

Around 3.10am, it is alleged a man entered a convenience store on Christine Avenue, produced a knife and made demands for money.

He allegedly obtained cash from the male store attendant before fleeing the premises.

There were no customers in the store at the time of the incident.

No one was physically injured as a result of the robbery.

A man was located nearby and taken into custody by police.

A 45-year-old Burleigh Heads man has been charged with armed robbery and is due to appear in the Southport 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.

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