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Gold Coast servo attendant avoids robber

A quick-thinking service station attendant has locked herself in an office and called police after being confronted by a robber on the Gold Coast.

Police say a man went into the toilets at the shop about 7.40pm on Friday night before coming out with a t-shirt wrapped around his face.

He allegedly yelled at her, but she locked herself in the adjoining office and called triple zero.

The 45-year old Varsity Lakes man was charged with attempted robbery, stealing, possessing tainted property, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing property of having acquired and failing to take reasonable care to dispose of syringe.

He's due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

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