Man, 22, charged after woman, 58, violently mugged in shopping centre car park

A YOUNG man will front Southport Magistrates Court today, accused of violently mugging a 58-year-old woman in the car park of a Gold Coast shopping centre yesterday.

The woman was reportedly unloading items into her car at a Miami shopping centre on the Gold Coast Highway around 1.45pm when she was attacked.

It’s alleged a 22-year-old Palm Beach man crept up behind the woman, knocked her to the ground and violently snatched her handbag from her shoulder.


Police said witnesses chased the man and detained him on Mountain View Ave where he was arrested by an off-duty officer.

The woman sustained an injury to her shoulder and bruising to her head and arms and was treated at Robina Hospital.

The man is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today, charged with one count of robbery.