Police

WATCH: Police release CCTV of trio holding up Logan pub

Police are calling on public assistance to help locate three men in connection to a robbery in Logan last week.

They’ve released CCTV vision of the men who robbed a tavern in Greenbank on Friday May 17.

Wielding a machete, an axe and a metal wrench, the men stormed the front entrance of the Pub Lane business around 3.30am.

They confronted a 45-year-old security guard before making their way inside.

Police released vision of the three once they were inside the venue, where they allegedly threatened a female staffer.

The footage shows her opening up a pokie machine for the robbers, who were all masked.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is being urged to contact police immediately.

Earlier article: Police hunt trio after Logan pub held up, stolen car set alight

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Gold Coast Titans told to do better by club co-owner

The Gold Coast Titans’ poor season has caused a co-owner to snap, telling both players and coaches to do their jobs.

With just two wins out of ten games, the Titans are headed for the wooden spoon this season, warming second last as they head into round 11.

According to Newscorp, co-owner of the club Darryl Kelly has challenged the entire club to haul themselves out of trouble, beginning with tomorrow night’s match against the Manly Sea Eagles.

There are now concerns that coach Garth Brennan could lose his job when his contract expires at the end of 2020, if the Titans finish in the bottom four.

Mr Kelly – also a Titans director – told Newscorp that everyone has their part to play for the club, and at the end of the day so does he.

“The board has to make judgement on whether people beneath them are doing their jobs properly or not – that’s the truth of the matter.

“We all have our jobs to do, including myself, the board and the senior management,” Mr Kelly said.

Kelly is now also concerned that if the bad performance continues from the football department, the club will record a loss, rather than the profit they had predicted for the year.

“We should be doing better than what we are – but I can’t control performance.

“The football department has to control performance.

“To be honest I don’t know what the answer is and I don’t know what the problem is,” Mr Kelly told Newscorp.

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Cute bear exchange between Gold Coast and China

Mayor Tom Tate has hinted that the Gold Coast could one day be home to a panda sanctuary, as relations with China continue to bloom.

He’s in the Chinese town of Chengdu (one of the world’s best panda breeding grounds) inking a sister city deal this week, which has been five years in the making.

As a symbol of friendship between the two cities, Mayor Tate told Newscorp he hopes to gift Chengdu some of our cuddly bears, which could lead to them reciprocating.

“The next idea the Mayor of Chengdu and I will discuss is an idea of gifting a koala sanctuary and I will speak to him about the giant panda sanctuary they have there.

“This will generate more Chinese visitors to the Gold Coast and more Australian visitors to Chengdu because it is the home of the pandas.

“Who knows, maybe one day when the time is right we might have a giant panda sanctuary here,” Mayor Tate told Newscorp.

There’s no timeline on either of these plans at this stage.

Gold Coast Police

Manhunt underway after screwdriver-wielding thief steals car in Logan

Police are calling for public assistance, after a man was threatened and his car was stolen in Logan this morning.

An altercation occurred after a man demanded the keys to another man’s car just along Logan River Road after midnight.

The offender then produced a screwdriver and made verbal threats to the victim to hand over his keys.

The victim complied, before the offender fled in the stolen car.

Police are looking for both the car and the offender.

The car is a Nissan pulsar sedan with registration number 638KLH, while the man is described as Caucasian, approximately 25-year-old with tattoos on both calves.

Anyone with information is being urged to immediately contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Man fighting for life after alleged wounding on Gold Coast

A man is fighting for life in hospital this morning after an alleged wounding incident in Palm Beach.

Critical care paramedics were called to an address off the Gold Coast Highway around 8.30pm last night.

An adult male was treated briefly at the scene for an injury to his abdomen.

He was then rushed to hospital under lights and sirens.

He’s now in a serious but stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Police also attended the scene, and investigations are now underway.

No one else was reported injured in the incident.