Armed robberies and dangerous operation in Toowoomba, QLD

Two men have been arrested following a series of alleged armed robberies, break-ins and car thefts across the Darling Downs this morning.

At around 4.00am two men allegedly stole a Holden Commodore from a residence at Westbrook before fleeing the scene.

A short time later the same vehicle is alleged to have been involved in a fuel drive off at a nearby service station.

It is further alleged the same Holden Commodore was driven back to the Westbrook home where it was stolen from and a man armed with a machete approached the residents, threatened them and demanded the keys to a Toyota Hilux parked in the driveway.

The man then fled in the Hilux in the company of the stolen Comoodore and a silver Toyota Camry driven by two other men.

The residents of the property were not injured as a result of the incident.

Futher police inquiries led to the Toyota Camry being located at Kearnys Spring where it was revealed that the vehicle, stolen from Moree in New South Wales, was involved in a ram raid at a licensed premsies at Millmerran earlier in the morning.

It is further alleged that around 9.30am a man armed with a machete stole a Holden Statesman from an address at Cotswold Hills.

The Holden Commodore and Statesman were later seen allegedly travelling at high speeds on back roads towards Clifton.

Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation on the Statesmant along Hogarth Road and an 18 -year-old man was arrested at the scene. He is currently assisting police with inquiries.

The Holden Commodore ran out of fuel a short distance away and a 27-year-old man was taken into custody.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1900171193

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