An armed bandit has been shot dead while trying to rob a cash
courier security guard outside a Gold Coast pub.
Police say the victim, who was armed with a gun, tried to
hijack a cash courier service outside the Highland Park
Tavern this morning.
The security guard and the bandit struggled, with the guard
firing a number of shots.
"The alleged offender received a life-threatening injury and
died at the scene," police said.
The security guard suffered minor facial injuries and is
helping police with the investigation.
The incident happened about 7.40am (local time) and forced
the closure of nearby streets as well as sending a nearby
child care centre into lockdown.
Police have appealed for anyone who may have seen anyone
acting suspiciously in the area to come forward.
A crime scene has been established and investigators remain
on the scene.