A 12-year-old boy has been charged over the alleged armed robbery of a Gold Coast service station.
About 9.10pm last night, the boy attended the service station in Old Coach Road in Upper Coomera, and allegedly threatened staff with a knife and demanded cash.
Staff complied, and he fled the store with a sum of money.
The female staff member was not injured.
Police located the boy shortly after at a nearby residence, and recovered all the money.
He was charged with one count of armed robbery.