Teen driver stabbed, carjacked after giving stranger a lift

A TEENAGE driver has been stabbed multiple times and had his car stolen after agreeing to give a stranger a lift home at Nambour, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Police said a male teenager asked the 18-year-old victim for a lift as he left a premises on Short Street about 10pm.

The victim reluctantly complied and drove the teen to an address on Blackall Terrace, police said.


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There, it’s alleged the unknown teen ordered the courteous driver to get out of the car, but the 18-year-old refused.

That’s when it’s alleged the teenage male pulled out a knife and started stabbing the victim in the upper body.

The offender, described as being 17-years-old, then took off in the victim’s red 2013 Volkswagon Golf hatchback with Queensland Registration 649YHL, similar to the one pictured below.

(Source: Qld Police)

The 18-year-old sustained multiple stab wounds and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

His attacker is described as being Caucasian in appearance, roughly 170cm tall and having a skinny build with light brown or blonde hair.

He was wearing a dark coloured Adidas baseball cap, a black t-shirt with an Adidas logo on the front and grey or black coloured tracksuit pants.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have any information in relation to the whereabouts of the vehicle to come forward.

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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