An 18-year-old Varsity Lakes man has been charged with robbery following the alleged assault of a man and theft of his mobile phone at Surfers Paradise yesterday morning.
Around 2.30am, a 23-year-old Surfers Paradise man was walking along Remembrance Drive when he was approached by a man who allegedly assaulted and then robbed him of his mobile phone.
Police located and detained a man sitting outside a Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, address a short time later, following preliminary investigations.
The 18-year-old man is due to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court today.
The 23-year-old sustained only minor injuries.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.