Armed robbery and firearm charges, Caboolture and Toorbul

Police have charged a 31-year-old Little Mountain man with 10 offences including armed robbery and dangerous driving after a car was allegedly stolen from a Caboolture petrol station overnight by a man armed with a firearm, Queensland Police say.

Around 00:20am this morning a man attended a Pumicestone Road service station and allegedly attempted to gain entry to a parked car, damaging the passenger side door in his attempt.

He then spotted a man standing next to a nearby vehicle and approached him. Police will allege the man jumped into the passenger’s side of the vehicle, produced a firearm and demanded the other man get into the vehicle and drive.

The victim, a 47-year-old from Deception Bay refused and fled on foot.

The man had difficulties with the manual vehicle, grinding the gears and crashing it into bollards at the service station as he drove off.

Police, having been called to the alleged armed robbery, were on the scene as the vehicle exited the service station.

The vehicle failed to stop for police and a pursuit was commenced.

Police pursued the vehicle to Toorbul, with the man driving off a small embankment and into
shallow water on the Esplanade.

Following a stand-off with officers the man surrendered his firearm and was taken into custody.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court tomorrow
charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of armed
robbery, unlawful possession of a category B firearm which was used to commit an indictable
offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police, burglary, receiving tainted property,
attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and wilful damage.

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