Police are searching for a man following the armed robbery of a convenience store at Shelly Beach this afternoon.
Around 5.20pm a man entered the Albert Street store before threatening a female staff member with a syringe and demanding she hand over cash from the till.
The attendant complied with his demands and the man fled the scene with a sum of cash.
The man is described as being in his mid 20s, about 178cm tall with a solid build and a tanned complexion.
He was wearing sunglasses and used a black jumper to cover his face.
No one was physically injured during the incident.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.