Major manhunt underway after woman abducted from Robina

Update @ 8.00PM: Police have confirmed a woman was abducted from Robina, sparking the major manhunt on the Gold Coast.

A 26-year-old was walking to her car at Robina around 5pm when an unknown man also got into the car.

Seven News is reporting the incident happened at Robina Town Centre.


Police say the man demanded the woman drive the car before she headed north on the M1.

The woman was located a short time later near Exit 66.

She was not physically injured.

The search for the man is continuing.

Earlier @ 7.30PM: A major manhunt is underway on the Gold Coast after an incident in Gaven.

Police issued an alert just before 6pm following the incident involving a woman on the M1.

Officers have asked for urgent assistance to locate a man who was last seen on the motorway near Exit 66.

The man is described as 40-50 years old, with short grey hair and stubble.

He was wearing blue denim shorts and a dark grey t-shirt.

Police are urging people not to approach the man if he is seen and to call Triple Zero immediately.

Police say the woman involved in the incident is now safe.

More to come