Police investigate armed robbery at Maroochydore

Police have charged a man after the alleged armed robbery of a pharmacy in Maroochydore last night.

Around 6pm it will be alleged the man attended the Aerodrome Road business armed with a replica shotgun and threatened staff.

They complied and the man fled with a sum of money towards the CBD.

He was located minutes later by the dog squad hiding in front of a business on Maud Street and arrested without incident.

A 45-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with armed robbery, threats and possess utensils.

The matter will be heard in court this morning.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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

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