Man charged over carjacking at GC shopping centre

UPDATE: Police have charged a man after he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife and told her to drive him from Robina Town Centre to Southport on Tuesday.

A 30-year-old Tweed Heads resident has been charged with one count each of deprivation of liberty, enter a premises with intent to commit indictable offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted armed robbery and obstruct police.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.


EARLIER: A young woman has been carjacked at knifepoint in the car park of a major shopping centre on the Gold Coast.

Police say around 10am today, a 22-year-old woman was returning to her car which was parked in a Robina Town Centre Drive shopping centre car park when a man jumped into the passenger side of the vehicle.

He then allegedly produced a knife and demanded she drive him to Southport.

The woman drove her vehicle along the Pacific Highway and when she approached the Mudgeeraba Police Station she stopped the car and ran inside.

The 30-year-old man ran away and was located a short time later by police hiding under a vehicle in nearby Meteor Court at Mudgeeraba.

Investigations are continuing.