Tuna cans hurled in alleged armed robbery at Crestmead

A KINGSTON man alleged to have threatened a shop assistant with an axe is facing charges today.

Police will allege a 23-year-old man entered a Crestmead grocery store at Julie Street about 8pm, June 28.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the man allegedly threatened the shop assistant and demanded cash.

“...The attendant then threw a number of cans of tuna at him. The man fled the scene on foot empty-handed,” the spokesperson said.

No one was physically injured from the incident.

The Kingston man was charged with attempted armed robbery and two counts of fraud on Wednesday, September 12.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.