A 52-year-old woman was able to avoid being robbed after she screamed, frightening off a bandit at her Maloney businessplace on Wednesday morning.
Police said the woman was at her mini mart on Dove Drive, Maloney, at around 10.45 am when a man entered the shop and pointed a gun at her before announcing a robbery.
The woman began screaming for help as the man ran away into a silver Nissan Tiida that was parked nearby before driving off.
No items were stolen.
Maloney police are continuing enquiries.