A man has survived allegedly being robbed, bashed and shot in a 24-hour saga on the Gold Coast after the luxury car he hired to impress his girlfriend was allegedly stolen by violent thieves.
Theo Penemenos, 27, hired a black 2020 Mercedes Benz S450L, worth an estimated $285,000, before it was allegedly stolen at gunpoint at Budds Beach, Surfer's Paradise on Thursday.
Police allege Mr Penemenos and his girlfriend went to visit a friend when they were attacked by two men, one with a Glock handgun and the other with a 'pirate knife'.
The following day Mr Penemenos was allegedly lured to a high-rise unit at Lawson Street, Southport to negotiate buying back the Merc after receiving an anonymous phone call, the Courier Mail reported.
Brisbane man Theo Penemenos, 27, hired a black 2020 Mercedes Benz S450L, worth an estimated $285,000, before it was allegedly stolen at gunpoint at Surfer's Paradise
The following day Mr Penemenos, 27, was allegedly lured by an anonymous phone call high-rise unit at Lawson Street, Southport to negotiate buying back - when he was allegedly violently attacked
According to court documents, Mr Penemenos was sent $4,000 by his parents to pay for it and had handed over $2,000 when he was allegedly attacked by three men inside the Lawson Street apartment.
It is alleged he was hit in the head and shot with a sawn-off shotgun on the upper right thigh through a pillow placed against his leg.
'It will be alleged that around midday today, two other men - one of whom was known to the 27-year-old