Bizarre moment a would-be robber tries to jam open a 7-Eleven door with a massive red kitchen knife – but the bungling thief walks off empty handed
- Assailant wore a hoodie and full-face mask and brandished a red kitchen knife
- When the automatic doors didn’t open, he looked downcast and tried new tactic
- After many failed attempts at prying open the electronic doors, he walked off
The hunt is on for a would-be thief who tried to rob a convenience store by attempting to jam the door open with a giant red kitchen knife.
The attempted robbery took place at a 7-Eleven just after midnight on Monday on Algester Road in Algester, south west of Brisbane.
The man, donning a hoodie and full-face mask and brandishing a large red kitchen knife, could be seen on CCTV confidently approaching the doors to the convenience store.
The hunt is on for a would-be thief who tried to rob a convenience store by attempting to jam the door open with a giant red kitchen knife (pictured)
After looking mildly disappointed when the doors didn’t automatically open, the man attempted to prize the locked doors open with his bare hands.
When that didn’t work, the masked man decided to use his weapon.
Wedging the red blade through the doors, the wannabe robber attempted to open the door by putting his weight behind it.
After that attempt failed, came back for one last lacklustre attempt.
The man attempted to prize the locked doors open with a knife and his bare hands (pictured)
After that didn’t work, the wannabe robber yet again attempted to open the door by putting his weight behind it (pictured)
When the door didn’t open, he gave up and left the store empty-handed.
The downcast man could then be seen walking away from the store, holding his costume.
The video was shared on social media where it amassed more than 5000 comments and reactions.
The downcast man could then be seen walking away from the store, holding his costume (pictured)
‘You have to use the night service window or bell champ,’ offered one Facebook user.
‘All the gear and no idea!’ laughed someone else.
‘Whoever installs the doors should use this for their next advertisement,’ joked another.
The video was shared on social media where it amassed more than 5000 comments and reactions
Queensland Police described the man as Caucasian, between 170 and 180cm tall.
He was last seen wearing black pants, a tanned coloured jacket and a full-face mask.
Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.