Glynn Horsely thought Chapman Dr was a safe area.
Glynn Horsely thought Chapman Dr was a safe area.

Fears for society after hold-ups

LIVING no more than 100m from the bottle shop that was held-up at gunpoint on Wednesday night, Glynn Horsely is not too impressed with the violence of modern-day society.

As a night-shift worker he was not home at the time of the incident and was therefore unaware it has happened, but waking to the news was quite a shock for Mr Horsely.

"That's ridiculous," Mr Horsely said.

Having been in the vicinity of an armed hold-up before he said he could imagine the trauma it would have caused the shop attendant.

"They don't care what sort of stress it puts on anyone else," he said.

Having previously lived in Boyne Island, Mr Horsely said in the five months he had lived in Clinton he had always believed it was safe.

"I thought it was a fairly quiet, nice place," he said.

He said, in his experience, Chapman Dr was a friendly street.

However Mr Horsely said incidents like this were not isolated to Gladstone.

"You can't leave your place open anywhere," he said.

"It doesn't matter where you live, you're going to get it anyway."