A young man has been brutally bashed and his car vandalised in a violent armed robbery in Surfers Paradise overnight.
Around 7.55pm, the 20-year-old parked his vehicle on Commodore Drive after it broke down.
Police said a short time later, a white ute containing two men pulled up behind the car.
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One of the men armed himself with a golf-club and kitchen knife, while the second man armed himself with a set of pliers.
A fight then broke out between the trio, during which the 20-year-old was punched a number of times.
During the incident, police say one of the men also smashed several of the vehicle’s windows before stabbing a knife into the steering wheel and leaving it embedded.
The pair then stole the victim’s mobile phone before taking off in their ute
Investigations are continuing. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
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.