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'Is this the Gold Coast - or the Bronx?'

'Is this the Gold Coast - or the Bronx?'

Fri June 15, 2012 11:09am

A FEDERAL MP has expressed his shock at the Bronx-like security at a Gold Coast service station on the same day the State Government scrapped a long-awaited local police beat.

Fadden MP Stuart Robert yesterday said he stopped at a service station on Wednesday night and was disappointed to find the store was locked and he had to buy milk through a small barred window and metal box.

He said he understood the proprietor had to protect his staff but was "seriously stunned" such measures were necessary on the Gold Coast.

"I thought, 'This is outrageous. This is not how a Gold Coast community looks and feels'," he said.

"How have we got our society to this state? This is not how a community should live.”

"We should not have people working in stores who feel unsafe at 9.30 at night.

Read the full story at goldcoast.com.au

 

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