A man has lost his beloved pet dog after being attacked with a sledge hammer and carjacked in a car park at Tamborine Mountain.
Police said the 32-year-old man was asleep in his sedan in a shopping centre carpark at around 2.45am when a stolen white Nissan Navara dual cab utility with three men and a boy inside parked nearby.
Two men got out of the vehicle – one of them armed with a sledge hammer and the other with a metal pole – and allegedly smashed the driver’s side window and assaulted the man with the hammer.
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They demanded he exit the vehicle and hand over the keys.
The man complied with their demands and the group drove off in the two vehicles.
The man sustained facial injuries during the assault and was treated by paramedics at the scene.
Two of the man’s dogs Bun Bun and Hercules ran from the vehicle, with one returning, however ‘Bun Bun’ – a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a brindle eye patch (pictured below), remains missing.
Police later located the Navara abandoned on the Logan Motorway at Meadowbrook following a minor traffic crash at around 4am.
The man’s vehicle, a silver 2012 Holden Commodore station wagon with Queensland registration 164 SLB and a distinctive orange stripe (pictured above) is yet to be located.
One of the men involved is described as being about 188cm tall with a slim build, dark complexion and was wearing a t-shirt, shorts, a hat and a black and red t-shirt covering his face.
Police are investigating whether the group was involved in three other burglary incidents at Canungra and Beaudesert shortly before the robbery.
Anyone who may see the vehicle pictured above is urged not to approach it but to call police immediately.