Good Samaritans threatened with gun, run over after disturbing thieves

TWO men have been arrested after they allegedly threatened two Gold Coast residents with a gun after they disturbed them trying to rob a neighbour’s home in Molendinar.

The terrifying encounter happened around 2.30pm on Friday, when two men from a nearby home noticed an unknown car parked out the front of a house on Kingsway Drive.

The alleged thieves turned up to the house in a stolen silver Hyundai, with one of the men kicking in the front door of the home while the other remained in the stolen car while his accomplice began stealing items from the house.


Police said the two nearby residents saw what was going on and went to confront the pair, with one of them parking their ute in front of the stolen car.

“It is alleged the driver of the Hyundai then put on a mask and presented a firearm, pointing it at the 22-year-old male neighbour sitting in the ute,” police said.

“The man then drove the stolen car across the front lawn in order to flee and the second neighbour, a 47-year-old man, approached on foot.

“The man allegedly drove the Hyundai straight at him, running over his foot in the process.”

The pair ended up getting away with various items of stolen property from the home, but were tracked down a few hours later when police spotted the stolen car parked in a street at Labrador.

Police said the two men returned to the car from a nearby home and officers attempted to block the vehicle in, however they rammed the cop car before again taking off.

“A cordon was set up and it is further alleged the stolen car travelled directly towards an officer on foot attempting to intercept the vehicle,” police said.

“The officer took evasive action and the car collided with a power pole.”

The pair were arrested at the scene, with a search of the car also allegedly uncovering a shot gun and ammunition.

A 30-year-old Beenleigh man has since been charged with dangerous conduct with a weapon, dangerous operation of a vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, authority required to possess explosives, burglary, receiving tainted property, stealing, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Another 30-year-old man is also assisting police, with investigations ongoing.