Man arrested after risky chase by members of the public

DETECTIVES from Indooroopilly Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a man after members of the public foiled an attempted armed robbery at Kenmore today.

Police will allege that a man armed with a knife entered a Moggill Road pharmacy around midday and demanded cash from a 27-year-old male employee.

The offender however ran off empty handed after noticing a member of the public standing outside the pharmacy observing what was going on.

The member of the public, a 21-year-old man, gave chase and was soon joined by two other men, a 51-year-old and 24-year-old.

The 21-year-old man tackled the offender in the grounds of a nearby school. The three men then waited for police to arrive before handing over the would-be thief.

A 29-year-old Lawnton man has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, January 19, where he also faces a charge of enter premises and commit an indictable offence.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.