Attempted robbery at Cairns

Police have charged a 41-year-old man in relation to the alleged attempted robbery of a service station at Cairns last night.

Around 10.50pm it will be alleged a man forced entry to the Florence Street business by kicking the glass doors.

Once inside it will be alleged the man demanded cash from the male attendant while armed with a crossbow bow.

The man then fled on foot, however in a combined effort officers including the Dog Squad and the City Safe camera team located him at the rear of a nearby furniture store.

He was arrested without incident and has been charged with attempted robbery, enter with intent and wilful damage.

The 41-year-old Kensington man will appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

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