Police at the scene of the Mylne St armed robbery.
Police at the scene of the Mylne St armed robbery.

Man armed with knife targets pharmacy

POLICE are hunting a man behind an armed robbery of a chemist store in Toowoomba this morning.

Initial investigations suggest the man armed with a knife entered the Discount Drug Store on Mylne St about 8.15am.

Once inside, the man who was wearing a dark jumper, dark long pants and gloves, threatened staff who handed over cash and a quantity of drugs before fleeing.

He was last seen running from the store down to Russell St where police believe he changed his clothes to a blue singlet, long pants, socks and no shoes.

Police rope off the Discount Drug Store on Mylne St after an armed robbery in Toowoomba this morning.
Police rope off the Discount Drug Store on Mylne St after an armed robbery in Toowoomba this morning.

No-one was physically injured in the robbery.

Police roped off the scene for at least an hour after the incident and customers were blocked from entering the store.
Passers-by were urged to move on from the area as Scenes of Crime officers examined the pharmacy.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 20s, with a slim build.

Investigations are continuing, and police have appealed for anyone with information, or who may have seen the man running from Mylne St towards Russell St, to come forward.


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