Police investigate armed robbery at Runaway Bay

Police have released CCTV as part of ongoing investigations into the armed robbery of a pharmacy at Runaway Bay on Sunday May 2.

Around 8pm a man entered the business on Lae Drive, approached the counter and produced a handgun.

He then made threats towards two pharmacists, forcing them into a storeroom where he took a quantity of medication.

The man also took a sum of cash from a safe before fleeing on foot through nearby football grounds.

At the time of the incident the man was wearing a mask similar to the character “Dobby” from the Harry Potter films.

He was also wearing distinctive clothing, including a grey/cream coloured hooded jumper with the outline of a Star Wars storm trooper mask on the back, long khaki cargo pants and tan work boots.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have further information as to the identity of the man in the CCTV to come forward.

Please see below link to access CCTV:

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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.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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