Detectives from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch have arrested a 20-year-old man overnight in relation to the alleged armed robbery of convenience store at Ormeau in the early hours of yesterday morning.
It will be alleged at 1am on June 12, a man armed with a firearm entered the Eggesdorf Road business and demanded money. The store employee retreated into a back office.
The man left the store taking a grocery item as he left.
Subsequent investigations by detectives led them to search an Ormeau residence where it is alleged a sawn-off shotgun (pictured) and ammunition was located.
A 20-year-old Ormeau man has been charged with armed robbery, possession of a category H weapon and possession of explosives (ammunition).
He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from Gold Coast CIB said it was a great result for the community.
“A person whose actions put the safety of innocent people at risk is now off the street, as is a dangerous weapon,” Detective Inspector Smith said.
“The early arrest demonstrates both our ability and commitment to solve serious crime and prevent future offences.”
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