Attempted armed robbery charges in Sandgate, QLD

Detectives investigating the attempted armed robbery of a Sandgate bank this morning have charged a 39-year-old man over the incident, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged around 8.10am, the man armed with a replica firearm, entered the Brighton Road business through a side door.

Once inside, it will be alleged the man forced two female employees into a back room and demanded cash.

A third female employee was able to lock herself in an office before calling Triple Zero.

When police arrived on scene, the man allegedly threatened them with the replica firearm before surrendering.

No one was injured during the incident.

The 39-year-old Gailes man has been charged with three counts each of serious assault police whilst armed, two counts each of stealing, two counts each of receiving tainted property, two counts each of attempted armed robbery, one count of enter premises to commit indictable offence, one count of enter premises and commit indictable offence by break and one count of possess thing intended for use.

He is expected to appear in the Sandgate Magistrates Court later today, December 8.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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