Woman dragged out of car by her hair and threatened at knifepoint

POLICE are hunting a man who allegedly dragged a young woman out of her car by her hair and threatened her at knifepoint in a terrifying attack at Boondall, in Brisbane’s north.

The woman was driving along Sandgate Road around 6pm on Tuesday, June 26, when police say an older, rusted red Holden sedan overtook her as she approached the Gateway Motorway.

Police said the sedan stopped abruptly in front of the woman’s car and the male driver, whom she did not know, got out and ran up to her vehicle, armed with a knife.


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The man allegedly dragged the young woman out of the car by her hair before abusing and threatening her with the knife on the side of the road.

Police said the terrifying attack only stopped when a man driving past in a white ute saw the commotion and pulled over to help the woman. Thanks to him, she escaped physical injury.

The woman’s attacker returned to his rusted Holden and took off, police said. He remains at large.

Police today released a COMFIT image of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.

(Source: Supplied/Queensland Police)

Detectives are also appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have been travelling through the area at the time with a dash camera to come forward.

In particular, officers would like to speak with the man in the white ute who stopped to help the woman.

He has only been described as being aged in his 40s and wearing a high visibility work shirt.

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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