Detectives have charged a 31-year-old man after he allegedly stole several vehicles and evaded police through the Gold Coast today.
The man allegedly stole a motorcycle at about 6am from Watson Esplanade at Surfers Paradise, placing it on the back of a hired ute.
It is also alleged that the man travelled to Clark Street, Biggera Waters and attempted to steal a jet ski. The vehicle became wedged between two concrete pylons and the man fled the address on the stolen motorcycle, abandoning the hired ute.
Police found a firearm and ammunition in the back of the vehicle while conducting a search.
While conducting routine patrols at Pimpama, police observed the man walking along the road at around midday. He attempted to evade police by entering a property on Creek Street where he allegedly stole another vehicle.
The vehicle was engaged in a short pursuit before Polair tracked the vehicle as it travelled to Helensvale.
Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on Discovery Drive and the man was arrested shortly after 12.30pm.
A 31-year-old man from Runaway Bay has since been charged with two counts of enter premises and commit an indictable offence and stealing a vehicle. He was also charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police, unlawful possession of a weapon and ammunition.
He was also charged with other drug related offences, including possessing dangerous drugs.
The man is scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.
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