Armed robbery, Aitkenvale

Police have charged a man following an armed robbery that occurred last night in Aitkenvale.

Officers were called to a pharmacy on Ross River Road at 7.20pm following reports a man had entered the store allegedly armed with a knife.

It is further alleged that the man made threats and then fled the scene with a quantity of medication.

No one was injured as a result of the incident and a man was located by police a short time later.

A 47-year-old Aitkenvale man has been charged with one count each of armed robbery and enter premises with intent.

He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.

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