A GRANDMOTHER who was held at gunpoint, pistol whipped and robbed as she went to get into her car at a busy Gold Coast shopping centre said she thought she was going to die during the brutal attack.
Barbara Bush, 74, was ambushed by a man wielding a pistol in the car park of Robina Town Centre about midday on Tuesday.
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She told the Gold Coast Bulletin she was repeatedly struck in the head with a gun before she was robbed of her handbag.
“I thought, ‘This is it. I am going to die’,” Mrs Bush said.
“He pushed me down on the seat and started hitting me over the head about four times with what looked like a pistol.
“If he kept hitting me, I think I would have died.
Mrs Bush required a number of stitches to close a large laceration to the side of her head. Her attacker remains at large.
Read the full interview at the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Police yesterday released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak with.
Anyone with any information is urged to come forward to try and identify the offender who is described as being aged in his mid-to-late 40s with a stocky build and about 168cm tall.
He was wearing a red and blue baseball cap, checked button-up shirt, black shorts and runners at the time of the attack.