Police have charged three people with multiple offences after a man was allegedly assaulted and had his car stolen from outside a residence in Warana in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police will allege around 2am, a 28-year-old man was approached by a group of offenders on Palkana Drive. The man was allegedly punched and threatened before his white Mercedes sedan was stolen.
A short time later police observed the car travelling along Caloundra Road. A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed on Steve Irwin Way, near the Glasshouse Mountains.
The car continued a short distance, before it crashed into a culvert at low-speed near the intersection of Steve Irwin Way and the Bruce Highway just before 3am.
Three offenders were taken into custody a short time later.
An 18-year-old Bethania man was charged with one count each of armed robbery, unlawful use of motor vehicle and common assault. He is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on March 1.
A 17-year-old Maroochydore boy was charged with two counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle and one count each of robbery, common assault and stealing. He was denied police bail and is due to appear in the Maroochydore Children’s Court.
A 17-year-old Sippy Downs boy was charged with two counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle and one count each of stealing, armed robbery, evasion, driving without a licence and common assault. He was denied police bail and is due to appear in the Maroochydore Children’s Court.