Armed robberies and dangerous driving charges at Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast detectives have charged a man with eight offences after two vehicles were allegedly stolen at knife point and a police car rammed yesterday afternoon.

It will be alleged that a 32-year-old Brisbane man was forced from his vehicle by a man armed with a knife at around 2pm on Mooloolaba Esplanade.

It will be alleged the man committed multiple offences in the now stolen vehicle, including a fuel drive off at Peregian Beach and two minor traffic crashes including ramming into the rear of a trailer being towed by a car on Maroochydore Road at around 2.20pm.

Around 3.50pm a motorist called Triple Zero in relation to the dangerous driving of the stolen vehicle as it travelled south on David Low Way.

Around 4pm the vehicle clipped the side of a bus it was attempted to overtake on Sobraon Street, Sunrise Beach before abandoning the damaged stolen vehicle in nearby Driftwood Drive.

A 31-year-old parcel delivery driver from the Sunshine Coast was threatened at knife point and his van stolen in Driftwood Drive, with the van running over the concrete centre island and hitting the plants and trees as it drove off.

The vehicle was detected by police on David Low Way at Peregian Beach and Sunrise Beach.

Police followed the stolen van into Sobraon Street, Sunrise Beach, a cul-de-sac shortly after 6pm.

The van then collided with a police car, attempting to push it out of the way. The stolen van ended up on the footpath and police were able to arrest the driver.

A 31-year-old man Mooloolaba man has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, and two counts each of armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, as well as one count of stealing.

He was denied police bail and is due to appear before the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

No one was injured during these incidents.

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