Police ask for help after two attacks leave three injured

POLICE are appealing for public assistance with their investigations into two linked incidents at Carrara overnight that resulted in three men being injured.

The first incident occurred shortly before 10pm at Paul Court where a number men went to a home and hammered on the door. When it was opened by a woman they threw petrol on her causing her to back away.

A man at the residence then confronted the men. 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. The intruders 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.

In the second incident a short time later at Pappas Way two men standing by a parked car were approached by two men, one armed with a shotgun. The armed man assaulted the two victims before threatening one with the weapon and demanding the keys to the car. After taking the keys both offenders then drove off in the car.

The 21-year-old man was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for non-life threatening facial injuries.

The 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.