Internet Goes Wild For The Lamest Armed Robbery In Australia's History
Robberies are never a fun thing to be on the receiving end of, especially if the thief or thieves are armed with a weapon.
When you're the thief, you have to be pretty bolshy because at the end of the day, you could end up serving some serious jail time for the offence.
But this bloke who wandered into a Queensland convenience store to steal some cash seemed very half-assed about the whole thing.
Presenting you with possibly the lamest attempted armed robbery in Australia's history.
Old mate walked into the Clontarf shop yesterday morning and quickly pulled out a decent sized knife (Cue 'You call that a knife' comments). The barefoot bandit says what seems like a couple of words and then he 'yeah, nahs' the robbery incredibly quickly.
The bloke is genuinely only in the store for 15 seconds before he leaves.
Whether it was because he noticed a car coming into the parking area or because he realised he wasn't going to get anything from the guy behind the counter is anyone's guess but good god it was a lame attempt at a robbery.
Not that we're advocating for the bloke to have escalated his attempt and we're happy the store attendant wasn't harmed.
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Queensland Police have released a statement saying: "At 4:30am a man walked into the store and produced a red coloured bag and a knife threatening a 32-year-old male staff member.
"The man demanded cash however fled empty handed. The man is described as Caucasian, aged in his mid-20s with a proportionate build, red hair and facial hair.
"He was last seen wearing a maroon hoodie with a black singlet over the top, a black baseball cap and grey trackpants.
"Police have released footage of a man who may be able to assistance with investigations. No one was physically injured in the incident.
"Anyone that has any information to urged to contact police."
Police have uploaded footage of the incident onto Facebook in the hope it could identify the barefoot bandit and so far it's received a lot of love from people.
"I give him a 2 out of 10 for his efforts," wrote one person.
"Well at least he brought his own bag.. He's definitely capable of protecting the planet and nature but doesn't have the smarts to hold up a store without giving away his face. Well done," said another.
Featured Image Credit: Queensland Police