Police lay armed robbery charges at Toowoomba 3 February

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with 21 offences following a series of property crime incidents including two alleged armed robberies in Toowoomba on Tuesday, January 31.

At approximately 5.50pm, it will be alleged three people attended an address on Panoramic Drive in Preston.

They allegedly threatened an occupant with a hammer before stealing two handbags containing wallets.

No one was physically injured.

The group left the scene in a white Honda SUV, reported stolen from a Newtown address on Sunday, January 29.

At approximately 6.30pm, the same group allegedly attended a Hinchcliffe Drive property in Kearneys Spring, where it is alleged an occupant was struck with a hammer, before stealing a BMW Z4.

The 57-year-old man sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital in a stable condition.

The BMW was later found abandoned in Ipswich.

Following investigations by Toowoomba Property Crime Unit, a 16-year-old Newtown boy was taken into custody at Kearneys Spring today (February 3).

He has been charged with two counts of robbery whilst armed in company, seven counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, five counts of enter dwelling, six counts of stealing and one count of enter premises.

He has been denied bail and will appear before Toowoomba Children’s Court.

Investigations remain ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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