Police charge man after dangerous operation of a vehicle, Benowa

Police have arrested a 29-year-old New South Wales man in relation to several serious offences and outstanding warrants.

At 11am yesterday the man was sighted in Benowa in a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe bearing false NSW plates, being driven at high speeds.

Officers successfully deployed stingers and the offender was stopped on Ross Street Bridge, when he attempted to steal another car at knife point.

Police intervened, and the offender fled by jumping off the bridge into the Nerang River where he was captured by police.

A 29-year-old Maudsland man has been charged with attempted robbery, dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a driver licence and two counts of obstruct police.

He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today, May 7.

The man was also charged with one count of rape and one count of stealing in relation to an incident that occurred on May 5 at an Ormeau Hills address.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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

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