Armed robbery vehicle theft at Hervey Bay

Two people are assisting police after allegedly stealing a car in Pialba and driving it to the Sunshine Coast.

At 10am a woman was by her car on Charlton Esplanade when she was approached by a man and a woman who threatened her with a firearm demanding her car.

They then drove away in the woman’s white Toyota Corolla.

The man drove the car from Hervey Bay to Maryborough and onto the Maryborough-Cooloola Road and Tin Can Bay Road to Gympie. The driver continued to travel south on the Bruce Highway.

At 12.08pm Police began following the vehicle at Forest Glen along the Bruce Highway just after Maroochydore Road.

The vehicle was seen to be swerving in and out of traffic and has side swiped another car before rolling south of Roys Road, Beerwah at 12.17pm.

A man and woman were taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries.

The driver of the side swiped car has been taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital as a precaution.

Investigations are continuing.

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