Police update: Robbery with violence at Rockhampton

Police investigating a violent robbery during which a man’s car was allegedly stolen on January 20, have charged a man.

Around 2am, a man was seated in his parked silver 2009 Toyota Aurion in Kern Arcade when he was allegedly approached by a man who opened the vehicle door and attempted to remove him from the vehicle.

It will further be alleged a struggle ensued resulting in the driver being threatened with a knife before he fled from his vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was driven from the scene but located by police burnt out in the Gladstone area at around 6am.

The 76-year-old driver of the vehicle received minor injuries only as a result of the incident.

A 21-year-old Gracemere man has been charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary, possession of a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

He will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.

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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