Robbery and assault charges, Southport

A 35-year-old Wacol man has been charged after he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife and attempted to steal her car in Southport late yesterday.

Police will allege, about 3pm, the man deliberately removed a GPS tracking device in Milton and fled to the Gold Coast.

About 6.45pm a woman was sitting in her car in a carpark on Marine Parade at Southport. The man has got into the passenger seat and is alleged to have threatened her with a knife and demanded the car. The woman has screamed to attract the attention of passers-by and the man fled the scene on foot.

The man was arrested by police in Cypress Avenue in Surfers Paradise shortly after midnight.

A 35-year-old Wacol man has been charged with one count each of unlawful entry of vehicle, attempted armed robbery, serious assault person over 60 and two counts of contravene relevant order (curfew and remove GPS device).

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court later today.

The 67-year-old Gold Coast woman received minor injuries during the incident and is not known to the man.

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