Elderly man robbed with pickaxe, car flees to Gympie
A CAR that was violently stolen from an elderly man in Newport, near Redcliffe, yesterday was used in a petrol drive off in Gympie two hours later.
A 75-year-old man was threatened with a pickaxe when he disturbed a person searching through his home on Defender St at 4.40pm yesterday afternoon.
The offender demanded the man hand over his car keys, on refusal, the intruder punched the man in the face and stole his car.
The man's silver Kia Carnival, 2016 model, was two hours later was used in a petrol drive off in Gympie at about 6.40pm.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen the 2016 silver Kia Carnival being driven at speed between Redcliffe and Gympie to contact them.
Police are also seeking dashcam footage of the area at the time.