Courteous Gold Coast bus driver attacked

A COURTEOUS bus driver has been punched in the face and robbed by two teenage boys in Southport.

It’s understood the two boys boarded the bus near the Gold Coast University Hospital about 1.45am on Friday and asked the driver if they could exchange some money.

Speaking to myGC, a Queensland Police spokeswoman said the courteous driver, who is believed to be aged in his 40s, agreed to help the boys but was attacked in the process.


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“The driver has produced the cash and the teens have stolen the money,” the police spokeswoman said.

It’s alleged the boys snatched the money and punched the driver in the face before running away.

Police attended the scene and tried looking for the teens, but they could not be found.

The driver sustained minor facial injuries.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and call their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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