Police investigate armed robbery at Aitkenvale

Townsville detectives are investigating the armed robbery of a pharmacy in a shopping centre on Ross River Road, Aitkenvale that occurred today.

A man has entered the store around 8:30am and produced a knife.

He has then threatened two staff members, before demanding prescription medication.

He fled via the rear door of the pharmacy with a large quantity of prescription drugs.

The dog squad has been called to assist in locating the man who is described as of olive complexion and between 20 and 30 years of age.

Anybody who may have been in the area at the time is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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