Burglary, extortion and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Leichhardt

Ipswich detectives have released vision of a man who may be able to assist with their on-going investigations into an incident in Leichhardt in late September.

It will be alleged on the night of September 29 around 9.30pm three men approached a 17-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man who were sitting in a white Holden Commodore on Little Street in Goodna.

The pair were forced to drive to a Walter Court address where the three men then forced a 64-year-old woman to wire transfer money, before stealing several handbags and fleeing in the stolen sedan, which has since been located.

No one was physically injured.

Detectives are still trying to locate this man who is Caucasian, around 170cm in height, skinny and has a distinctive tattoo on the left side of his arm with a small rat’s tail.

Police investigations resulted in detectives charging a 26-year-old North Booval man with one count each of burglary and commit indictable offence, extortion with intent to gain benefit with threat or detriment and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is next due to appear before the Ipswich Magistrates Court on February 3 next year.

Investigators are also looking to speak with a third man whose whereabouts is currently unknown.

Anyone with any information about the man depicted whereabouts is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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