Tully CIB detectives are investigating a robbery at a Victoria Street Cardwell business about 2am today.
Two men entered the store and jumped the service counter before attempting to gain entry to the cash register.
A female employee has exited a store room and was threatened by one man who was holding a screwdriver at the time.
The pair fled a short time later with a quantity of cigarettes and cash drawer.
Both men are described as Caucasian and approximately 183cm – 190cm tall.
One man is described as being of solid build and had a blue beanie pulled down over his face. It’s unknown what hair style he had, however he did have a very short crew cut style at the back of his head. He wore a long sleeved navy blue jumper over a brown t-shirt and dark coloured track pants with writing down the left leg. He had old grey sandshoes and wore socks on his hands.
The second man is described as being of slim build and wore a black baseball cap with a shirt covering his face. He wore a blue long sleeved work shirt, grey business pants and grey leather shoes. The man had grey Alpine Star motor cross gloves with a red star on the back of the hand and had a grey backpack. The man also has an ink tattoo on his right wrist.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses that may recognise the men or their distinctive clothing.
It’s believed the men are not from Cardwell and may have travelled by vehicle to the business.