Two men have been charged over an alleged vehicle theft at Tweed Heads earlier this week.
About 6.40pm on Monday (1 June 2020), two men – aged 21 and 25 both from Pimpama – were attempting to enter a Mazda 6 sedan on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, when they were approached by two 25-year-old men who are known to them.
Police will allege a verbal altercation occurred between the two groups, before one of the 25-year-old men assaulted both Pimpama men and demanded the keys to the vehicle.
The 21 and 25-year-old men fled on foot to a nearby business and contacted police.
The other men drove away in the Mazda.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and commenced investigations.
As part of their inquiries, a 25-year-old Kingscliff man attended Tweed Heads Police Station about 11am on Tuesday (2 June 2020) where he was arrested and charged with robbery in company.
He was refused bail and appeared at Lismore Local Court yesterday (Wednesday 3 June 2020).
Police later located and seized the Mazda.
Following further inquiries, local police – with the assistance of the Police Dog Unit – attended a home on Horseshoe Road, Terranora, and arrested a second 25-year-old man about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 3 June 2020).
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with robbery in company. He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 4 June 2020).
Both men were formally refused bail at court to re-appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday 19 August 2020.