Police have charged a 34-year-old Mountain Creek man following a string of alleged offences since Tuesday, May 11.
Around 8pm it will be alleged the man attempted to steal a 25-year-old delivery driver’s car when she stopped on Alexandra Parade. He allegedly forced the woman out of her vehicle, tried unsuccessfully to start the car, then fled on foot when she called out to bystanders.
It will also be alleged the man stole a blue Mazda hatchback from an address at Woorilla Crescent, Mountain Creek later that evening. It was later located damaged at Marra Court.
The man also allegedly forced entry into a Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba address just before 3am yesterday and stole a Holden wagon which was later found in Gardak Street, Maroochydore.
Police allege the man also stole a Toyota ute from a business at Tandem Avenue, Warana.
He was allegedly seen driving dangerously at multiple locations around the Mountain Creek, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore areas, evading police attempts to intercept. The ute was later located in Gardak Street.
Around 3.30pm yesterday the 34-year-old allegedly threatened a man, demanding the keys to his vehicle from a Gardak Street address, before feeling the scene on foot.
The 34-year-old was apprehended a short distance away and subsequently charged with three counts unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of attempted robbery, one count each of burglary, evade police, enter dwelling with intent and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
He is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrate’s Court today.