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Update: Armed robbery, Toowoomba

Police have charged a man with a number of offences following investigations into an armed robbery at a Toowoomba convenience store this morning.

It will be alleged that shortly before 5am, a man entered the Ruthven Street store armed with a syringe and threatened a staff member before fleeing the scene with a sum of cash.

It will further be alleged that police intercepted the man in a stolen red Mitsubishi Lancer around 9am on Sipples Road in Grandchester. The man was arrested and taken into custody.

A 30-year-old Gatton has been charged with a number of offences including two counts of fail to stop motor vehicle, and one count each of armed robbery, enter premises with intent, and unlawful use of motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow, June 22.

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