A Mulgrave Rd petrol station attendant endured a terrifying ordeal and was forced to hide in a panic room after police allege a would-be robber stormed the shop armed with a star picket.

The 28-year-old man has been charged with one count each of attempted armed robbery and possession of suspected stolen property.

The man was remanded in custody to appear before Cairns Magistrates Court on Friday, December 29.

Extracted in full from:  https://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/aurukun-man-charged-over-alleged-star-picket-hold-up/news-story/7725576fb7f362b0189e788a69d643c9