Newsagent threatened with sword

COOROY police are investigating an armed robbery at a Cooroy newsagency on Saturday afternoon.

Around 3.05pm a man brandishing a samurai-type sword entered the Diamond Street store and approached the store attendant, who was behind the counter.

The man demanded money from the register and was handed an undisclosed amount of cash.

He then ran out the front door and got into a white coloured Holden Barina hatch which was driven by another man. The car was last seen heading east towards Noosa.

The store attendant was not injured.

The offender is described as around 179cm tall, with a slim build and blonde hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and a black balaclava.

The second man was about 45-years-old, Caucasian and of a heavy build. He was wearing a white t-shirt.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000.

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