Officers from Taskforce Maxima have charged three members of the Mongrel Mob OMCG in an ongoing operation focused on two incidents in Eagleby over the past month.
On August 30, a member of the Mongrel Mob OMCG has commenced an argument with three men who entered an Eagleby cafe, believing they were from a rival OMCG. During the incident furniture was thrown, and one of the men suffered a fractured arm.
Police are seeking information in relation to the identity of the men.
In a separate incident at 12pm on September 18, a 29-year-old man returning to his car after purchasing from a shop at an Eagleby shopping complex was approached by two men. The men have threatened the victim with a knife, mistakenly believing he was from a rival OMCG. The men chased the victim continuing to threaten him and attempting to stab him. The victim managed to avoid the men and reported the incident to police.
The victim was not injured and is not linked with any OMCG.
Officers from Taskforce Maxima undertook an investigation which resulted in the interception of the offender’s vehicle on Fryar Road, Eagleby yesterday. During a search of the vehicle, police located a knife believed to have been used in the previous incident.
Officers then executed a search warrant at a Bedford Crescent, Eagleby address and seized a number of items including clothing, number plates and cannabis.
Two men, aged 22 and 53 were charged in relation to Wednesday’s incident. They were charged with a number of offences including possession of stolen property, possession of drugs, attempted assault and possession of a restricted item.
Also at the address, a 36-year-old man was charged in relation to the August 30 incident. He was charged with affray and possession of a knife in a public place.
All three are due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court this morning.