Police hunt long-haired bandit

Teen unhurt in corner shop hold-up

Police hunt long-haired bandit

A slim, Caucasian man with long, dark hair is on the run from police.

Detectives say a man of that description robbed a Mermaid Waters convenience store on Sunday night.

He apparently entered the shop on the Gold Coast Highway around 10pm, and threatened the teenage staff member with a bladed weapon.

The 17-year-old handed over a sum of cash and the offender took off on foot, last seen heading south.