Police have located a man they were searching for as part of an investigation into the violent assault of a woman in Southport.
The 21-year-old man was taken into custody just after 3.30pm today at a home in Coolangatta Road.
The female occupant called police after she noticed a man asleep under her house.
Around 1.35am this morning, a 54-year-old woman drove her Mercedes C180 into an underground carpark of apartment building at Marine Parade.
She saw a man attempting to gain entry to a locked stairwell leading to a unit.
The woman challenged the man who then punched her several times in the face before getting into her car and driving off.
The woman was taken to the Gold Coast Hospital for treatment of serious facial injuries.
The stolen silver Mercedes C10 was located by police at Coolangatta where a search was executed.
Two men are now assisting police with their enquiries.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.