Couple in stolen car accused of robbing unsuspecting pedestrians

POLICE are hunting a man and a woman seen driving around the Gold Coast in a stolen car, allegedly snatching bags from unsuspecting pedestrians.

The couple struck first struck on the Gold Coast Highway near Markwell Street in Surfers Paradise about 7.25am on Thursday.

It’s alleged two women aged in their 40s were walking along the highway when a young woman got out of a stolen dark grey Kia Cerato hatchback and tried stealing their handbags.


Police said an occupant from a passing car stopped to help the pair and, after a struggle, the woman got back in the Kia, which was allegedly being driven by a young man, and left the scene empty handed.

No more than five minutes later, the couple allegedly struck again, this time targeting a woman on Thomas Drive.

In similar scenes, the young woman allegedly jumped out of the stolen Kia and yanked the handbag from the victim’s arm.

The victim sustained scrapes on her knees as a result of the incident, police said.

Police are appealing for help to locate the stolen dark grey 2016 Kia Cerato hatch with Queensland registration 652 XFC.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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