Robbers threaten elderly resident and steal his two cars

An elderly Gold Coast man has had to stand by and watch his two cars be driven from his home by a pair of thugs.

The 72-year-old was confronted by one of the robbers, inside his Labrador home, around 1.10pm on Saturday.

Police say the garage door had been left open, when the robber walked in and helped himself to one set of car keys.


“At about 1:10pm, a man has entered a residence on Brown Street through an open garage door and removed the keys to one vehicle as well as a mobile phone and other personal belongings,” the Police statement explains.

“(The robber then threatened the) 72-year-old man … demanding the keys to another vehicle.”

“A second man, who remained in the garage, has fled the scene in one of the vehicles while the other man fled in the second vehicle.”

Thankfully, the resident wasn’t injured during the incident.

One of the men, believed to be in his late 30s, is described as Caucasian with a tanned complexion, around 185cms with a solid build, and brown hair.

The man was last seen wearing no shirt with a large tattoo on his chest.

A second man, also believed to be in his late 30s, is described as Caucasian and was last seen with a red jumper tied around his waist.

Police are asking for help to locate:

  • A 1999, red Toyota Camry with a Queensland Registration 288 FBB
  • A 2007, grey Mercedes with a New South Wales Registration BLZ 42R

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.

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 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.