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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Mother’s Day crime spree in Townsville

Queensland Police are investigating multiple property and dangerous driving offences across Townsville today.

Officers were called to a car fire at Harold Phillips Park on Hugh Street, in Garbutt around 7.10am, involving an allegedly stolen Volkswagen sedan.

It will be alleged a motorcyclist arrived to assist but was then driven dangerously at by a group of people in two other stolen vehicles, a white Landcruiser Prado and white Mitsubishi Outlander, Police said in a statement.

“The man took evasive action but sustained minor injuries, before the people in the two other cars drove off.”

Police deployed multiple resources including the police helicopter, Rapid Action Patrol, Tactical Crime Squad and general duties officers, to track the vehicles.

“The Prado and Outlander were seen travelling in convoy and allegedly driving dangerously across multiple suburbs before tyre deflation devices were successfully deployed in Kirwan around 11am.”

Within an hour, the group has then allegedly committed three attempted armed robberies with a knife on Hugh and Woolcock Street in Pimlico, and Elizabeth Street in Aitkenvale.

“They then allegedly stole a while Hyundai i30 on Paskin Street, Vincent and fled in the vehicle,” Police said.

“Two women received non-life-threatening injuries during the incidents in Aitkenvale and Vincent.”

Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy, and say their investigations remain ongoing into the remaining offenders.

Anyone with information that could assist with investigations, including any dashcam or CCTV, is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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