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.

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