A 48-year-old Queensland man was allegedly punched in the head and chest before having his car stolen during a meet-up in Logan organised through dating and hook-up app Grindr.
An investigation is underway into the incident, which occurred at about 4am on Sunday March 31, The Courier Mail reported.
He was taken to Logan Hospital having suffered minor injuries.
Police are searching for the for the alleged assailant as well as the stolen vehicle, a 2010 Silver Toyota Rav4 with the registration number ‘973 RJQ’.
Senior constable Jen Wallis reminded anyone meeting up with people via dating apps to exercise caution.
“Police would like to remind anyone using dating apps to be vigilant and think about personal safety,” Wallis said.
A 27-year-old Sydney man was also charged with robbery after he allegedly stole property from the apartment of a 37-year-old who had fallen from the balcony of his Surry Hills flat.
Police are calling for anyone who has information about the incident in Logan, including the whereabouts of the alleged attacker or the stolen vehicle, to contact Policelink on 131 444.