Heidi Costello

Man beaten with baseball bat and robbed at gunpoint

A MAN was hit with a baseball bat and threatened with a gun during a violent armed robbery at Kirra last night.

The robbery occurred at 11.40pm as a man and woman were walking along the Kirra foreshore on Musgrave St.

Two men approached the pair from behind and the male victim was struck in the head with a baseball bat, before the attackers revealed a firearm and threatened the pair for their belongings.

Mobile phones, a skateboard and money was handed over before the attackers left the scene, heading north.

The male victim suffered a minor cut to his head as a result of the robbery.

Both attackers were wearing hooded jumpers and bandanas.

Coolangatta Police Sergeant Steve Quinn said police are investigating the incident and believe it may be connected to another violent robbery which occurred at Coolangatta between 9 and 10pm on June 30.

Anyone with information which may relate to the robbery should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

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