Woman injured in violent armed robbery

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The scene of the robbery in the Robina Town Centre carpark. IMAGE: Nine Gold Coast News SOURCE: Twitter

POLICE are still searching for a man accused of holding an elderly woman at gunpoint and assaulting her in the carpark of a busy Gold Coast shopping centre on Tuesday afternoon.

It’s understood the 75-year-old woman was in her stationary vehicle in the Robina Town Centre carpark when she was approached by a man just after midday.


The man opened the driver’s side door and entered the vehicle, where it is believed he produced a firearm.

After striking the woman over the head, he took her handbag and left the car on-foot. He was last seen in the carpark near the intersection of Robina Town Centre Drive and Collyer Quays.

The woman suffered a head laceration and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Police are hunting a man described as being aged in his mid to late 40s, Caucasian in appearance and around 168cm tall, with a stocky build and dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a red and dark blue cap, an open short-sleeved checkered shirt, an undershirt, blue or black shorts and running shoes.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.