Unlawful use of a motor vehicle charge in Gatton, QLD

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Detectives from Gatton Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a man following investigations into the alleged theft of a car in Gatton on January 31, Queensland Police say.

At around 4am a cleaner exited her vehicle to open the gate to an educational facility on William Street.

It will be alleged as the woman was opening the gate another vehicle arrived and a man attempted to steal her car.

Police will further allege when the woman tried to the stop the man he assaulted her and pushed her to the ground before stealing her vehicle and fleeing the scene.

The 47-year-old woman received minor injuries during the incident but did not require medical treatment at the scene.

A 28-year-old Caboolture man has been charged this morning with unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 17.

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.

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