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Man arrested over alleged 4-day crime spree

Mackay detectives have charged a 25-year-old man with 40 offences in what officers allege was a four-day crime spree in the Mackay area.

Police say the spree began at around 8am on February 1st when a Toyota Corolla was allegedly stolen from an Andergrove adress and driven on the wrong side of the road before being crashed into a pole on Glenpark Street in North Mackay.

“It will be alleged the driver and sole occupant, a man, left the scene on foot before a second vehicle, a Nissan Patrol, was stolen from a nearby address,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

Just before 7am on February 3rd, it’s then alleged a man broke into a Habana Wharf Road property at Habana causing damage to a door and window with a chainsaw, before arming himself with an axe and knife and threatening a resident, a man in his 70s.

It will be further alleged by Police that the man assaulted the male resident by punching him in the head.

Police attended and took the 25-year-old North Queensland man into custody.

He has been charged with 40 offences including five counts of break and enter to dwellings, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts each of serious assault and common assault and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, break and enter to a premises, threatening violence and assault occasioning bodily harm.

He has been refused bail and is due to appear before Mackay Magistrates Court today.

Police appeal to anyone with information or relevant CCTV and dashcam footage in relation to property crime offences in the Mackay area, particularly the traffic crash on Glenpark Street, 8am Wednesday, February 1, to come forward.

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