CRIME CRACKDOWN: Major police blitz targets youth hot spots on Gold Coast

POLICE have conducted a major operation on the Gold Coast overnight, targeting antisocial and criminal behaviour.

Dozens of officers swarmed major shopping centres and transport hubs in the city’s north as part of Operation Romeo Luminous.

Westfield Helensvale, Pimpama and Coomera were among the locations police targeted in a bid to crackdown on rising youth crime in the area.


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It comes following a frightening increase in the number of assaults and robberies at the juvenile hot spots, which saw a young man and his teenage brother allegedly bashed at a coast shopping centre just over a week ago.

During the operation overnight, a whopping 114 people were given warning notices, while 32 were issued with fines.

Four people were also arrested for drug offences, three were arrested for bail act warrants, two were cautioned for trespassing, while another was arrested for stealing.

Officers also nabbed a drug driver and managed to track down a missing teenager.