Group accused of bashing man during Gold Coast crime spree

UPDATE @ 2:15 pm

Gold Coast Police believe a group of teenagers are responsible for a violent crime spree that saw a number of cars damaged and a man assaulted.

Officers managed to locate a Black Commodore on the southern end of the Gold Coast, that had been missing after the group allegedly took the vehicle.


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Gold Coast Detective Inspector Marc Hogan says they’re getting closer to tracking the group down.

“It would appear there’s at least five (members of the group), obviously we’ve been collecting CCTV and that sort of thing,” he said.

“They are juvenile offenders, by all appearances, it appears to be a group of five both male and female.”

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.

EARLIER @ 10:00 am

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after allegedly being assaulted by a gang who went on a violent crime spree across the Gold Coast overnight.

The man woke around 2.45am after hearing about five people trying to break into his car on Fiesta Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

Police said the man, aged in his 30s, attempted to confront the group when they allegedly began assaulting him, causing a wound to his neck and head.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Before help arrived, the group took off in a stolen 2006 Black Holden Commodore with Queensland registration “312 VNL”.

Police say the same group are believed to have been responsible for breaking into a number of cars and damaging an apartment building earlier in the night.

“Around 11.00pm, police were called to Waterford Court at Bundall, following reports that a group of approximately five people had damaged a glass window of an apartment building, as well as unlawfully entering and damaging five vehicles in a carpark,” police said in a statement.

“Vehicles at Gray Street, Balmoral Avenue and Slatyer Avenue had also been unlawfully entered.”

The group was sighted leaving the scene in two vehicles which had allegedly been stolen from a home in Benowa earlier in the night – a red 2013 Jeep Compass and a red 2016 Holden Trax.

Both cars were located on Claymore Crescent at Bundall around 2.30am.

A number of cars at Tugun were also damaged as a result of the crime spree.

Investigations are ongoing.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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