Machete-wielding thieves on the run after robbing Gold Coast hotel

Investigations are underway after an Upper Coomera hotel was robbed at knife-point overnight.

Around midnight, two men smashed through the glass doors of the Maudsland Road business, armed with a machete and a ‘bat line implement’, according to police.

They gained entry into the gaming area, which was closed while staff members finished up for the night.


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The pair confronted a 48-year-old man, demanding he empty the content of the tills into the bag they were carrying.

They then fled with the money, and were seen getting into a 2005 Nissan Navara with Queensland registration plates 504 ZYO.

Police say the car is stolen.

Luckily, no one was physically injured in the incident, but investigations are now underway.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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