Police are investigating after a man armed with a machete robbed Caltex Oaklands Beaudesert last night.

A police spokeswoman said about 8pm, a man entered the business on Beaudesert Nerang Road and approached the counter.

She said he then produced a large machete and demanded money and cigarettes from a 37-year-old female employee.

“The woman complied before fleeing into another room and sounding the alarm as the man put the goods into a black backpack,” she said.

“The man then smashed the glass counter with the machete before fleeing the store.

“He is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 165cm with a thin build and blue eyes. He was wearing a long sleeved dark blue jacket with a hood, long cream pants, black Nike shoes and black socks on his hands.”

Police are urging anyone who may have seen the man or have further information regarding the incident to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Extracted from Beaudesert Times