An elderly couple is recovering in hospital after being attacked by an intruder in their Hollywell home.
A 43-year-old man allegedly broke into their Clematis Avenue residence about 7am Wednesday, where he repeatedly punched a 74-year-old woman and kicked a 70-year-old man.
He fled the scene but was arrested a short time later.
The Hollywell man has been charged with two counts of serious assault of a person over 60 and enter dwelling with intent. He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.
The victims were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with bruising and lacerations to their heads, faces and bodies.