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Attempted armed robbery, Kirwan

Police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a man in Kirwan early Saturday morning.

It will be alleged around 5am a 70-year-old man was walking back to his car after withdrawing cash from an ATM on Thuringowa Drive when he was confronted by two boys, who stood at either side of the vehicle and demanded he hand over the cash he had withdrawn.

One of the boys allegedly threatened the man with a solid object while demanding cash.

The man refused to comply and walked towards the boys who have subsequently fled from the scene in a red Mitsubishi Lancer, travelling north along Thuringowa Drive.

The boys are described as Aboriginal in appearance and being 130cm and 150cm tall. One of the boys was wearing a black mask and a black cap.

It is believed another male was driving the Mitsubishi Lancer.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.