Pizza delivery rider struck with metal pole in violent armed robbery, Gold Coast

An 18-year-old pizza delivery rider is recovering this morning, after a violent armed robbery in Southport overnight.

He was allegedly hit in the neck with a metal pole, when someone approached him along Woomera Street demanding money around 7.00pm.

He tried to ride off, but was chased by the man who allegedly continued to demand money.


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The delivery rider threw what cash he had at the thief before getting away with minor injuries.

Police investigations have since led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Southport man, who’s been charged with armed robbery and stealing.

He’s due to front Southport Magistrates Court today.

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