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Man robbed by bandit hiding in wheelie bin

A bandit spent 90 minutes hiding inside a wheelie bin before popping out and robbing a Gold Coast resident as he took out the trash.

A security camera captured the robber jumping a fence and climbing into the bin at a Biggera Waters home about 6.30am on Monday.

At 8am the resident took out the rubbish.

That's when the bandit struck, popping out of the bin and demanding the resident's phone and keys.

The pair ended up in a physical fight with the resident suffering a wound to his hand before the robber fled with his possessions.

Police have appealed for help to find the offender, who was caught on camera running away from the scene.

"There's nothing to suggest they knew each other. Police are at a bit of a loss," a police spokesperson told AAP.

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