Police are appealing for information after three men were injured in two violent attacks in Carrara overnight which officers believe are linked.
Just before 10.00pm on Sunday, a number of men went to a home on Paul Court and hammered on the door. When the woman who lived there opened the door, the men threw petrol on her causing her to back away.
A man at the residence then confronted the men and an altercation ensued during which two other men attended the residence and assisted him. During the fight one of the intruders received lacerations to his face and shoulder.
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The offenders then ran off and contacted emergency services for assistance. The injured man, a 52-year-old, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
A short time later at Pappas Way, two men standing by a parked car were approached by another two men, one armed with a shotgun.
The armed man assaulted the two men before threatening one with the gun and demanding he hands over the keys to the car. The man obliged and the offending duo drove off in the car.
A 21-year-old man was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for non-life threatening facial injuries, while a 23-year-old was treated at the scene for facial injuries.
The first man is described as being of Maori or Pacific Islander appearance large build with a shaved head and tattoos. He wasn’t wearing a shirt and was armed with a shotgun.
The second man is also described as of Maori or Pacific Islander appearance. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and black pants and was carrying a satchel or bag. He may have also been carrying weapon.
The stolen vehicle is described as a silver 2007 Ford Falcon sedan bearing Queensland registration 240VQT.
Police patrolling in relation to these incidents located a vehicle parked at a nearby shopping center. A search of this vehicle allegedly resulted in the discovery of a shotgun, dangerous drugs and other property.
Police are urging anyone who sees either of these two men or the vehicle not to approach but to immediately contact Triple-Zero (000) or Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000.
Investigations into both incidents are continuing.