Update @2.00pm | Police say they’re pretty sure they know who’s responsible for seriously injuring an officer during a petrol drive off in Labrador overnight.
Queensland Police have released footage of the incident this afternoon, showing the service station attendant running out to the car as it drives off.
A patrolling police car pulled in to help, with an officer getting out to try and stand in front of the car.
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He was instead rammed by the car, and pinned between it and his patrol car.
The 28-year-old male sustained a broken shoulder and knee injury in the incident.
Acting Senior Sergeant Steven Thomas says investigations are underway.
We’ve got suspicions of who it is, and we’re actively looking for that male now.
“We’ve got police from Southport, the rapid action and patrols currently looking for that male,” Acting Senior Sergeant Thomas said.
They’ve also released footage of the incident, and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Police have released vision in relation to a petrol drive off where an officer was injured at a petrol station at Frank Street at Labrador overnight. Any info to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. pic.twitter.com/Rdibbxbufx
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 9, 2019
It’s understood the driver is still on the run.
Earlier @7.30am | A Gold Coast police officer has been pinned between his patrol car and another vehicle whilst trying to stop a petrol drive off in Labrador overnight.
It’s understood the drama unfolded around 11.15pm, when a silver Toyota Aurion with stolen Queensland registration plates 387 ZDO tried to do a runner from a petrol station on Frank Street.
The servo attendant ran towards the vehicle to prevent it driving off, with patrolling police noticing the commotion and pulling over to help.
“A 28-year-old male Constable exited the police vehicle and was walking past the police car’s bonnet when the offending vehicle accelerated pinning him between the police car and the Toyota Aurion,” police said in a statement.
The car then sped off before crashing into a parked car on Corrine Street where the driver fled the scene.
The officer was taken to hospital for treatment of a suspected fracture to his shoulder, a knee injury and soft tissue damage.
Investigations are ongoing, with officers trying to track down the driver who remains on the run.
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