Manhunt underway after motorist robbed at knifepoint

UPDATE @ 5.30PM Police have now charged a man over an alleged car jacking in Surfers Paradise this morning.

The 29-year-old was arrested in Southport this morning after officers executed a search warrant.

The man has been charged with armed robbery in company and two counts each of fraud and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.


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He’s due to face Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police are continuing their investigations and are still searching for up to three other men.

EARLIER @ 12.30 PM | A MAN is being questioned by police following an armed robbery in Surfers Paradise early this morning.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dane Sheraton confirmed at a press conference a short time ago that the 29-year-old was taken into custody after officers executed a search warrant at a Southport address.

It comes after a 25-year-old man was robbed of his phone, watch and rental car while sitting in his vehicle at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Peninsula Drive around 3am.

Investigations are ongoing.

EARLIER @ 10.50 AM | POLICE are hunting a group of men who robbed another man of his phone, watch and rental car in Surfers Paradise early this morning.

The 25-year-old was sitting in his rented Nissan XTrail at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Peninsula Drive around 3am when a stolen Mitsubishi Magna parked in front of him.

Police say one of the men in the stolen car approached the 25-year-old’s vehicle and threatened him with a knife.

“The victim exited the car, where a second man stole his car-keys, iPhone and watch, before the two men drove away in his vehicle,” Gold Coast police said in a statement.

The man managed to escape uninjured.

Investigations into the armed robbery 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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