Detectives are investigating a series of incidents that occurred on the southern Gold Coast on Monday and Tuesday (November 12 and 13) involving the occupants of a red Volkswagen Golf, Queensland Police say.
Around midday on Monday, a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were travelling in a vehicle at the intersection of Heron Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway at Mermaid Beach, when they were boxed-in and rear-ended by a red Volkswagen Golf, transporting two men who were not known to them. One of the men allegedly pointed a firearm at the couple before the Volkswagen Golf drove away.
Around 7.30pm that evening (Monday), a Volkswagen Golf reportedly attended a residence on Judeller Road at Currumbin Waters, where a person from the vehicle discharged a firearm into the house twice. A 27-year-old man and other occupants were home at the time of the incident but were uninjured. A front window and an internal wall were damaged.
Investigations lead police to an address at Upper Coomera yesterday (Tuesday), where police executed a search warrant around 8.30am. It will be alleged that a shortened .22 calibre rifle (pictured), ammunition, an extendable baton and drug paraphernalia were located.
A 24-year-old Surfers Paradise man has been charged with one count each of possessing a firearm in public, possessing a weapon (extendable baton), possessing explosives (ammunition), failing to take reasonable care in respect to a needle.
He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court today, Wednesday November 14.
Further, around midday yesterday (Tuesday) a red Volkswagen Golf, transporting two men and a woman, allegedly evaded police at Tallai. PolAir tracked the vehicle and observed it crossing the border into New South Wales, where it was intercepted by authorities. New South Wales police have since charged a 21-year-old and 27-year-old man.
Investigations continue into the three men’s alleged involvement in the firearm offences on Monday.
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