Gold Coast abduction victim Joe Brooker.
Gold Coast abduction victim Joe Brooker.

Teens arrested after nurse abduction nightmare

POLICE have arrested two teenagers and questioned a third in connection to the abduction and robbery of a nurse on the Gold Coast .

The 18-year-olds were taken into custody after police searched several Gold Coast homes in relation to the incident where a nurse was attacked and trapped in the boot of his car on Friday morning.

Neither teenager has been charged at this stage.

A 16-year-old boy at the Southport address where the 18-year-olds were found was released after being questioned.

The searches come as police continue to seek information about the incident where three young men used a handgun and knives to trap and abduct Joe Brooker, 25, as he walked to his car at Pindara Private Hospital.

 

The car park where Pindara Private Hospital nurse Joe Brooker parked his car and was then kidnapped by four men. Photo: Amanda Robbemond
The car park where Pindara Private Hospital nurse Joe Brooker parked his car and was then kidnapped by four men. Photo: Amanda Robbemond

The graduate nurse was allegedly bundled into the boot of the vehicle and driven to an ATM where he was forced to withdraw cash.

He was then put back into the boot before his attackers crashed the car in the fence of a house at Ashmore and fled.

Mr Brooker was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and discharged on Friday.

A 16-year-old boy found near the crashed car in Ashmore remains in Gold Coast University Hospital.

Detective Inspector Marc Hogan told reporters on Friday Mr Brooker didn't appear to know his attackers and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"It's extremely concerning that this person is going about their own life and it's drastically interfered with," Det Insp Hogan said.

"It might change him forever, who knows?"



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