Bikie charged over violent shopping centre assault
A MEMBER of the Bandidos bikie gang has been charged after allegedly threatening to stab another man and punching him in the face during a terrifying confrontation at a Gold Coast shopping centre earlier this month.
The 48-year-old Robina man was arrested about 9am on Sunday, after police executed a search warrant on a Coolabah Cres home.
The search followed an investigation into the alleged assault of a 29-year-old man at a Broadbeach shopping centre on May 4.
Police confirmed the arrested man was a member of the notorious Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
He was charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm (whilst pretending to be armed) and wilful damage in relation to the alleged assault.
He was also charged with unlawful possession of a dangerous drug (methylamphetamine) and possession of a drug utensil following todayâ€™s search.
He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrateâ€™s Court on Monday.