Police are hunting a would-be thief who attempted to rob a service station with a stick in Brisbane’s south on Tuesday evening.

The man entered the Browns Plains service station about 7.20pm and demanded cash from the attendant.

Police say he threw the stick at the man in the Browns Plain Road store before fleeing empty-handed.

They have released CCTV footage of the man in a bid to identify him.

Investigations are continuing.

Extracted in full from the Brisbane Times.