Armed robbery of vehicle at Redcliffe

Moreton detectives investigating an armed robbery at Redcliffe in which a car was stolen from a carpark at knifepoint, and the attempted theft of a parked car shortly before, have released CCTV.

Around 8.15pm on Monday, January 6 a woman driving a blue sedan pulled over to the side of the road in Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough. A vehicle following behind her stops and a man exits the vehicle and approaches the driver’s side door of the blue sedan.

He attempts to open the locked driver’s door and runs back to his vehicle, which has now driven past the parked blue sedan, jumping back into the passenger seat and the vehicle speeds off.

Approximately 10 minutes later, at around 8.25pm a 19-year-old Redcliffe man was sitting in his car in a supermarket carpark on Ashmole Road when a man armed with a knife threatened him, forcing him out of the car. The 19-year-old was not injured.

The man then fled in the now stolen vehicle, exiting the carpark and travelling south along Ashmole Road.

The vehicle, a black 2006 Holden Calais sedan was located abandoned on Porter Street, Redcliffe on Tuesday morning (January 7).

The man wanted for both incidents is described as described as Caucasian, aged in his early 20s, approximately 173cms tall, with a thin build, and dark hair in a crew cut style.

He was wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, dark cap and black material covering his face (possibly a t-shirt).

The CCTV captures the blue sedan pulling over to the curb and the offender’s sedan stopping back from it and the man exiting the vehicle and approaching the blue sedan.

This vision is captured in the top of the CCTV feed from a local restaurant.

The vision then shows the offender’s sedan as it passes another CCTV on a nearby street.

Anyone with information that could identify the man or has any information which could assist with this investigation is asked to contact police (details below).

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