A 45-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly using a replica shotgun to threaten staff at a Maroochydore pharmacy during a terrifying armed robbery on Friday night.

It's alleged about 6pm, the man attended Maroochy Day and Night Pharmacy on Aerodrome Rd armed with the replica shotgun and threatened staff, who complied.

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Staff at Maroochy Day and Night Pharmacy were allegedly threatened with a replica shotgun during a terrifying robbery on Friday night. Photo: Laura Pettigrew
Staff at Maroochy Day and Night Pharmacy were allegedly threatened with a replica shotgun during a terrifying robbery on Friday night. Photo: Laura Pettigrew Laura Pettigrew

Police said in a statement the man allegedly fled with a sum of money towards the CBD.

He was found minutes later by the dog squad hiding in front of a business on Maud St and was arrested without incident.

Staff at the pharmacy did not want to comment further about the alleged incident, but told the Daily they were assisting with the police investigation.

A 45-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with armed robbery, threats and possess utensils. The matter will be heard in court on Saturday morning.


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