By Greg Stolz & Jeremy Pierce
If it wasn’t so terrifying for the victims, the long series of Gold Coast crimes could almost be described as monotonous.
Forty-four hold-ups on the Coast so far this year, twenty this month alone. Barely a day seems to go by on the Glitter Strip when someone doesn’t pull a knife, gun, syringe or an iron bar on some hapless shopkeeper, service station attendant, pizza delivery driver or – in the latest robbery, which happened on Thursday – a teenage worker at McDonalds.
With the strip in the grip of what one leading criminal lawyer describes as an amphetamine-addiction epidemic, drugs are seen as the major cause of most of the hold-ups. Continue reading Bill Potts Speaks To Courier Mail On Armed Robberies