Detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery last night where a man smashed his way through a glass door and into a Townsville service station.
Just before 11pm, the masked man hit the external doors of the Rangeview Street business several times with a mattock before they broke.
He then smashed glass displays inside the premises before leaving empty handed.
The 21-year-old service attendant managed to seek refuge in the rear office. She was not physically injured by the man.
He is described as Caucasian and was wearing a skeleton mask, dark coloured long-sleeved hoodie and dark coloured shorts.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact police.
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