Police update 3: Siege incident, Southport

Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old woman in relation to a series of alleged armed robberies Friday night August 16, 2019.

The woman was the subject of a public appeal by police and was located at Southport in the early hours of this morning.

Police will allege the woman and a man forced a male taxi driver to drive to a service station located on Ferry Road.

It will then be alleged the man allegedly struck a glass door of the business with the firearm, causing it to shatter before threatening a console operator. The woman has then allegedly approached the counter, placed a bag on the counter and instructed the attendant to put money in the bag.

He then allegedly demanded the keys to a Holden Astra and both the man and the woman fled the scene in the vehicle.

It is further alleged the man drove about 500 metres south to a different service station on Ferry Road where both the man and the woman stole another car at gunpoint, a Kia Sportage.

He then dropped the woman off at an unknown address before the man allegedly stole a Kia Rio at the intersection of Wardoo and Johnston Streets.

A 26-year-old woman from Mermaid Waters has been charged with three counts of armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

A 29-year-old man has already been charged with 17 offences including five counts of armed robbery, three counts each of wilful damage and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of serious assault police whilst armed, and one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle with prior conviction and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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.