A man has been charged after holding up a store with a knife. FILE IMAGE
A man has been charged after holding up a store with a knife. FILE IMAGE Rob Williams

Sunshine Coast store held up by man with knife, hammer

A MAN who allegedly held up a Sunshine Coast convenience store armed with a knife and a hammer has been charged by police.

Police said a man entered the business on Coronation Avenue in Nambour at 2pm on Thursday.

The man allegedly demanded money and cigarettes from a male staff member who refused his demands.

Detective Snr Sgt Mick Doogue told the ABC a scuffle broke out and the staff member received "a couple of blows from the hammer".

The staff member was able to escape, locking the man inside the store, but he "destroyed" the front door and was detained by employees from a nearby tyre store. 

The 43-year-old male staff member was taken to Nambour General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A 21-year-old Nambour man has been charged with one count of armed robbery.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Friday.


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