Assault and robbery charges, Bracken Ridge

Police have arrested and charged a man following the alleged assault of a man during an attempted robbery at a Bracken Ridge service station overnight.

It will be alleged a man entered the Telegraph Road business around 00.35am this morning (January 16) and demanded money before climbing over the counter and assaulting a 23-year-old male employee.

Police will allege the employee was punched several times to the head before being knocked to the ground, where a violent struggle took place, with the man being kicked several times before he managed to break free and run from the store.

The offender fled empty handed.

Shortly after 3am the man contacted police and handed himself in.

A 21-year-old Bracken Ridge man has been charged with attempted armed robbery using actual violence, enter with intent to commit an indictable offence and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court this morning.

The employee sustained bruising and soreness to his body and head and attended hospital for medical assessment.

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