Police update: Siege incident, Southport

Investigators have released images of a woman they would like to speak with in relation to a series of alleged armed robberies overnight.

A 29-year-old man has since been charged with 15 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.

His arrest followed a standoff with police at a Southport service station.

The 29-year-old woman (pictured) and 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 who handed him a sum of cash from the till.

He then demanded the keys to a Holden Astra and 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 he 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.

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.