UPDATE: A man will face court on Monday, accused of the terrifying armed robbery of a Carrara resident.
Police tracked down the homeless man, 32, in Surfers Paradise late on Saturday night.
It’s alleged early that morning he confronted a Carrara man, 50, inside his caravan and threatened him with a knife.
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Police say he demanded the man drive to an ATM and withdraw cash, which he did.
The homeless man then allegedly gave back some of the money to pay ‘for fuel’, before taking off with the rest of the stash.
He has been charged with deprivation of liberty and armed robbery to front Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.
EARLIER: A man has been forced to drive to an ATM at knife-point in a terrifying robbery on the Gold Coast.
Police said the 50-year-old male victim was inside his residence at a caravan park on Broadbeach-Nerang Rd at Carrara on Saturday morning when around 7am he was accosted by an unknown man.
The man was armed with a knife and demanded the victim drive to the nearest ATM.
The 50-year-old drove to an ATM at a shopping centre in Ashmore where the armed man used his debit card to withdraw an amount of cash.
Police said the armed offender then returned to the vehicle and forced the victim to drive to a service station on Nerang-Southport Rd.
Here, police said the man handed the victim some money “for fuel” before fleeing on foot with the rest of the stolen cash.
Thankfully, police said no one was physically injured during the incident.