Police are investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store at Alexandra Hills this morning.
Around 6.30am a man has entered the store on Finucane Road and produced a weapon demanding cash.
The man has then grabbed the cash register and run from the store only to drop it on the footpath after encountering a member of the public.
The man was last seen running into a private property.
No one was physically injured as a result of the robbery.
The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 173cms tall, of slim build and was wearing a black hoodie.
A black convertible car believed to have been used in the incident was located abandoned in Birkdale later in the morning.
Police investigations are continuing.
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.