Attempted robberies at Sunshine Coast

A man has been charged after a series of alleged attempted robberies and assault of a 67-year-old woman at Maroochydore this evening.

Around 6.30am, the man approached a woman in a carpark on Dalton Drive. He allegedly attempted to rob her before she raised the alarm and he fled.

He then allegedly attempted to steal a car stopped on Dalton Drive at the intersection of Maroochy Boulevarde.

After failing, the man approached another vehicle on Maroochy Boulevarde at the intersection of Sunrise Drive and allegedly pulled a 67-year-old woman from the driver’s seat, assaulted her and drove off.

She was transported to hospital suffering minor injuries.

Police located the man at a service station at the intersection of Kawana Way and Station Road at Birtinya. He was taken into custody without further incident.

The 30-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery while using or threatening violence, attempted unlawful entry of a vehicle, unlawful entry of a vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and while unlicenced.

He was also charged with failing to provide a specimen of blood.

He was denied police bail and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court tomorrow, December 2.

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) might be of the point-in-time nature, and edited for clarity, style and length. Mirage.News does not take institutional positions or sides, and all views, positions, and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s).View in full here.