Barbara thought she was going to die in car park heist

VIOLENT ROBBERY: Elderly woman held at gunpoint, assaulted, and robbed

VIOLENT ROBBERY: Elderly woman held at gunpoint, assaulted, and robbed. IMAGE: Nine Gold Coast News SOURCE: Twitter

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.


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.