Teen hit with gun, dad hit by car in violent attack
A YOUNG woman was hit with the butt of a gun and her father was knocked down by a car when he tried to help during an attempted carjacking in Brisbane's north.
Police have released images of a man who may be able to help with their inquiries into the serious assault of the 19-year-old woman on Christmas Eve.
The incident happened about 6.15pm Monday when a 19-year-old woman stopped her car outside a residence in Goskar Ave, Alderley.
A black Mazda CX5 then stopped near her and a man got out of the passenger door and demanded her car keys.
The woman refused and the man hit her in the face with the butt of a gun, police said.
The woman's father came out from the house and told the attacker to leave. The man then threatened the father with what is believed to be a rifle.
The driver of the Mazda CX5 then reversed into the father, knocking him to the ground.
The gunman then got back into the CX5 and it drove off.
Police said the attacker was not known to the woman.
She was taken to the Wesley Hospital where she remains with facial and eye injuries. Her father suffered minor injuries to his legs.
The CX5 driven during the attack had been stolen from a Fitzgibbon residence at 11.15am on Monday and at 12.45pm the same vehicle left a service station on Great Barrier Road at Brisbane Airport without paying for fuel.
The images released by police show a man at the service station who may be able to help with their inquiries.
Police believe the same car was involved in a stealing incident at a chemist in Woolloongabba about 2.30pm Monday.
The Mazda's registration plate is 888 XND.
Police are urging for anyone with information to contact police on 131 444.