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POLICE INVESTIGATING GOLD COAST APARTMENT FIRE

Four cars have been destroyed and a building extensively damaged, in a fire that police believe may have been deliberately lit on the Gold Coast. Police responded to reports of an explosion and smoke issuing from the basement of an East Quay Drive apartment complex in Biggera Waters just before 4:30am. On arrival, fire crews found four cars well-engulfed in the building’s underground carpark. The building was evacuated and the blaze extinguished, but the cars were destroyed and the building sustained extensive damage. No one was injured, and police believe the fire may have been deliberately lit using an accelerant.

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16-YEAR-OLD MISSING ON THE GOLD COAST

There are concerns for the safety of a teenage boy, missing on the Gold Coast. The 16-year-old was last seen at around 3am Saturday morning at a house on Grimsdyke Court in Molendinar. He’s described as caucasian in appearance, 180cm tall, slim build and brown hair. It’s understood he also suffers from a medical condition. Anyone with information in relation to the boy’s whereabouts is urged to contact police.

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MAN WANTED IN RELATION TO SOUTHPORT INCIDENT

Gold Coast police have released images of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries into an incident earlier this week. Police say the man caused a disturbance at a public toilet in a restaurant precinct on Lawson Street in Sourthport, just before 6pm on Wednesday. The man later fled the scene on foot towards a shopping centre on Scarborough Street. Anyone that may be able to help identify the man is urged to contact police.

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GOLD COAST MAN REMOVED FROM PLANE AFTER ALLEGED RAPE

A Gold Coast man has been removed from a plane bound for New Zealand, after a woman reported to police that she had been allegedly raped over the weekend. The 37-year-old woman told police yesterday morning that she had been allegedly raped at a private residence on Amulla Court in Mudgeeraba on Sunday. Police received information a short time later that the man, from Robina, had boarded a plane at the Gold Coast Airport bound for New Zealand. Australian Federal Police were able to remove the man from the aircraft, and he was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of rape.

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WOMAN CRITICAL AFTER M1 CRASH ON THE GOLD COAST

A 26-year-old woman is in a critical condition after a serious traffic crash on the Gold Coast last night. Police say the woman was driving a hatchback on the M1 in Helensvale just before 8:30pm, when it crashed into the rear of a large prime mover. The car then side-swiped another vehicle before coming to a stop against guardrail wires. The woman and sole occupant of the hatchback was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

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ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO IDENTIFY ALLEGED MAIL THIEF

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they are attempting to identify, in relation to alleged mail theft at a Gold Coast apartment complex. Around 1am last Sunday, the man entered a carpark of the apartment complex on Pine Ridge Road at Coombabah using a master key. He then used the key to access multiple letterboxes, before leaving the scene on foot. He’s described as caucasian in appearance, with long blonde hair and a distinctive tattoo on his right calf. At the time, he was wearing a red New York Yankees baseball cap, a black t-shirt, denim shorts and black running shoes.

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SOUTHPORT SERVICE STATION HELD UP BY FOUR ARMED MEN

Police are on the lookout for four men following the armed robbery of a service station on the Gold Coast last night. The men, armed with an iron bar, a knife and axe, entered the Smith Street premises in Southport just before 9pm. After threatening the male staff member, they stole an amount of cash before leaving the scene in a grey vehicle. No-one was physically injured.

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31-YEAR-OLD WOMAN MISSING FROM COOLANGATTA

Assistance is being sought from the public to help locate a woman missing from Coolangatta. 31-year-old Alyse Cameron arrived at Coolangatta Airport from Melbourne at around 6pm on Monday. Her family notified authorities after she failed to board a bus to Byron Bay. Alyse is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 165cm tall, of slim build with blonde hair.

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TWO CHARGED, ONE ON THE RUN, AFTER ALLEGED GOLD COAST PURSUIT

Two men have been charged over their alleged involvement in a police pursuit on the Gold Coast. Police say they observed a stolen Volkswagen travelling on Kessels Road at MacGregor, south of Brisbane, just before 9pm last night. Police tracked the vehicle along the M1, until road spikes were successfully used to stop the vehicle at Reedy Creek, just after 9:30pm. Three people ran from the vehicle into nearby bushland. Two were arrested while the third remains outstanding. A police dog located a semi-automatic handgun near the vehicle which police say had been thrown by one of the men. Among other charges, a 19-year-old Wynnum man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a handgun, An 18-year-old Sunnybank Hills man has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place, and …

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