Police charge pair after Qld and NSW armed robberies

A man and woman have been charged today over a series of alleged armed robberies, after an operation between the NSW Police Force and Queensland Police Service overnight.

About 8.50pm yesterday (Saturday 19 February 2022), police were told a man – allegedly armed with a firearm – approached a woman at a service station at the intersection of Darlington and Leisure drives, Banora Point, demanding the keys to her vehicle.

When the woman refused, the man left the scene with a female passenger in an allegedly stolen Porsche.

About 9.40pm, police were told the Porsche entered a shopping centre carpark on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, where the man allegedly threatened a man with a knife, before entering his Hyundai Tucson.

The female passenger of the Porsche, allegedly armed with a firearm, also entered the Hyundai, before the pair attempted to leave the location.

Officers from Tweed Heads Police District and Queensland Police Service Special Emergency Response Team attended the scene.

The man allegedly crashed the car into two police vehicles while trying to leave the scene before he and the woman were arrested.

The 26-year-old man was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

The 20-year-old woman was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, robbery armed with offensive weapon, possess unauthorised pistol, and use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation.

The man was released from hospital and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, robbery armed with offensive weapon, two counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, possess unauthorised pistol, and use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation.

Police will allege the pair were involved in a series of aggravated armed robberies in Queensland and NSW from Friday 18 February 2022.

They were refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Court tomorrow (Monday 21 February 2022).

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