Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a chemist in Southport.
A man entered the business on Nerang Street and demanded medication.
When the man was refused access to the medication he produced a syringe and threatened a staff member.
The staff member refused again and the man fled the store on foot and was last seen travelling towards Queen Street.
The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall, of a thin build, aged in his 40s with a small stubbly beard.
He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, shorts, dark-coloured shoes, and a light-coloured baseball cap.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.
Source: QLD Police