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A man was held at gun-point, robbed and assaulted last night on the Tweed before his car was stolen.

Police have been told about 9pm (Saturday June 15), a 20-year-old man was driving a black Jeep Compass wagon, when he picked up a male friend, aged 18, in a carpark on Adelaide Street, Tweed Heads.

He then drove to Dry Dock Road and picked up three people – two men and a woman – believed to be friends of the 18-year-old.

The group travelled towards Cabarita, stopping at a park in Kingscliff. They all exited the vehicle and the 20-year-old man was assaulted, held at gun-point and forced into the back of the Jeep by one of the men, while the woman continued to drive.

He was robbed of a phone, headphones and a bank card and forced out of the vehicle near Palmvale, before the group drove off in the Jeep.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incidents is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5506 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Crime Stoppers. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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