Coastal crime keeps cops busy

Police were kept busy over the weekend with a spree of violent crime.
Police were kept busy over the weekend with a spree of violent crime. Scott Powick

POLICE on the Gold Coast for a month-long blitz had their busiest 24 hours overnight Sunday, but it hasn’t stopped serious crime.

There was an armed robbery at Miami on Friday night and in a separate incident two men were stabbed at Bilinga on Saturday night.

In Miami, a man used a knife to threaten a man and robbed him of money.

The robbery occurred near Bardon Ave just before 11pm.

The victim was uninjured and the knife-wielding robber escaped on foot.

Police are looking for a Caucasian man, approximately 180cm tall with a muscular build.

He was wearing a black hooded jumper and black Adidas track pants.

The second major police incident on the Gold Coast this weekend occurred at Bilinga the following night.

A confrontation between three men at Pacific Pde ended when two men were stabbed.

Police said around 11.30pm Saturday night, there was a confrontation outside a Pacific Pde address when a man pulled a knife, stabbing two other men, a 28-year-old and a 26-year-old.

The 28-year-old man was transported to the Tweed Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the 26-year-old man is in Gold Coast Hospital with serious injuries, also non-life-threatening.

The stabbing occurred on the night when Operation Seymour police arrested 58 people on 76 charges.

It was the busiest 24 hours for police involved in the month-long blitz and marks the halfway point of Operation Seymour, which is focused on criminal and antisocial behaviour.

A major contributor to Saturday’s arrest figures was 32 people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“These 32 people have chosen to put themselves, their passengers and all other road users at a greatly increased risk of having a road incident,” Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson of the South Eastern Police Region said.

“I will continue to concentrate police resources in the area of traffic enforcement whilst people still show obvious disregard for the safety of others,” Cmr Wilson said.

Queensland Police refused to comment on the two major incidences on the weekend because the investigations were continuing and no-one has been arrested.

Topics:  crime gold coast police

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