Man forced into car at gunpoint in second brazen robbery in as many days

A MAN has had a gun pointed at his head and been forced into the back of a car in a brazen daylight robbery while walking along a street on the Gold Coast.

Police said the victim was minding his own business, walking along Usher Avenue at Labrador just before 12.30pm on Saturday, when two men in a white SUV pulled up beside him.

The pair allegedly pointed a gun at the man and demanded that he get into the vehicle.


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Once inside the SUV, the armed duo then allegedly robbed the man of his mobile phone and made him reveal the password to unlock the device.

Police said the man was then threatened again and had the gun pointed at him a second time before being kicked out of the vehicle.

Thankfully, the man was not physically injured during the ordeal.

The offenders fled the scene and remain at large.

It’s the second brazen gunpoint robbery on the Gold Coast in as many days.

A 25-year-old male nurse was abducted at gunpoint from the Pindara Private Hospital at Benowa during the early hours of Friday morning.

The graduate nurse was bashed and slashed before being stuffed into the boot of his own car and driven to an ATM to withdraw $500.

He was then shoved back into the boot of his vehicle which was later abandoned and pushed down a hill and into a fence, with the 25-year-old still trapped inside.

A 16-year-old boy and two 18-year-old men have been arrested over the abduction.

Police said both attacks appeared to be completely random.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigations is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

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.

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