Man accused of carjacking nurse remanded in custody

UPDATE on Monday July 15 @ 3.00PM: A man charged over the alleged carjacking of a Gold Coast nurse will remain behind bars.

William James Ulf Skogberk is accused of pulling a knife on the 49-year-old woman as she arrived for a shift at the Gold Coast University Hospital on Friday night.

She was allegedly forced out of her car before Skogberk sped off, crashing through a boom gate.


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Skogberk did not appear in person when his matter was mentioned in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

His lawyer did not apply for bail on his behalf and he was remanded in custody.

The matter will return to court on Friday.

EARLIER on Sunday July 14 @ 9.00AM: Police have charged a man over the terrifying carjacking of a nurse at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The 49-year-old woman was arriving for a shift at around 8.45pm on Friday night when she was allegedly confronted by a man with a knife.

He forced her out of her Subaru, before jumping in the driver’s seat and crashing through a car park boom gate.

He then sped off down Olsen Ave.

The nurse was uninjured but was badly shaken up, with the incident prompting a boost to security in the privately-run car park.

Police have since arrested a 32-year-old Pacific Pines man.

He’s now been charged with one count of armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of wilful damage.

He’s due to front Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police have also recovered the woman’s car which is now being forensically examined.

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