Police are investigating the armed robbery of a jewellery store at Cotton Tree this morning in which an employee was assaulted.
Around 10am a man entered the store on The Esplanade before producing a firearm and making demands for jewellery and cash.
While staff members were complying with his demands, the man became violent and pushed one of the male employees against a wall, causing a laceration to his cheek.
The man stole a quantity of jewellery and cash before fleeing the scene on foot.
He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his early 30s, approximately 180cm tall with a proportionate build, tanned complexion and ginger hair.
He was wearing a blue business shirt, black vest, business pants and a beige short brimmed hat.
Detectives have released a comfit of the man (pictured) who they believe may be able to assist with the investigation.
Anyone who may recognise the man pictured in the comfit is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444.