UPDATE: Two men have been charged over an alleged vicious attack on a couple outside their Coombabah home.
The duo is accused of stealing items from a nearby building site, before being confronted by the Kangaroo Avenue residents, around 2am on Saturday.
They took off but returned about two hours later and allegedly attacked the man and woman with a machete.
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Police arrested two men a short time later and following questioning have charged the men, aged 18 and 35, with unlawful possession of stolen property and acts intended to maim, disfigure or disable.
They are set to face Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The 34-year-old male resident suffered a cut to his forearm and underwent surgery.
While his 35-year-old partner will need ongoing treatment after ending up with a serious cut to her face.
She will reportedly need reconstructive surgery and is likely to have a permanent scar.