Man arrested over gunpoint robberies of Gold Coast hotel, tavern

A MAN has been arrested and charged over the alleged gunpoint robbery of a hotel and the attempted robbery of a tavern on the Gold Coast.

The 31-year-old Ashmore man is alleged to have used a gun to rob a hotel in Surfers Paradise on 10 October.

The man is then alleged to have tried robbing a tavern at Hope Island on 22 October, again, allegedly armed with a gun.


While attempting to flee the tavern, the man allegedly crashed his getaway vehicle in Coombabah.

The man has since been charged with a total of 19 offences, including:

  • armed robbery;
  • attempted robbery;
  • enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence;
  • enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence by break;
  • serious assault with intent to commit crime or resist arrest;
  • unlawful possession of weapons used to commit indictable offence; and
  • dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow. Investigations are continuing.