Australian police are hunting an armed robber local media have dubbed the "Buxom Bandit".

The woman, thought to be in her early twenties, is on the run after robbing a Gold Coast petrol station in Queensland at knifepoint.

The woman earnt her nickname for the low-cut top she was wearing as she carried out the crime, which was captured on CCTV.

She carried the knife in a gloved hand, though she had no glove on her other hand. She did not conceal her face, giving police a good chance of identifying her.

Australian police have dubbed the robber the "Buxom Bandit" (Queensland Police Service)

A spokesman for Queensland Police confirmed that the woman threatened the station attendant and escaped with a small amount of money.

Footage of the incident shows her arguing with the attendant and repeatedly rasing the knife in a threatening way.

She escaped in a four-wheel-drive getaway car, driven by a man, which was waiting outside the petrol station.

See the CCTV footage below, coutesy of Ten Queensland News: