Friday, December 1, 2023

Two arrested after assault, car theft in Helensvale

Gold Coast detectives have charged two people after a 51-year-old man was allegedly assaulted before having his car stolen in Helensvale yesterday morning.

Police will allege that at approximately 6am, three people, armed with a knife and firearm, broke in to a North Bank Court residence where they assaulted the Helensvale man.

“The man was attending to his car in the garage at the time of the alleged incident, and sustained minor injuries,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

The car, a white 2015 Maserati Ghibli, was allegedly stolen soon after.

Another car, a mauve 2017 mauve Porshe Cayenne, that was parked in the driveway was also allegedly damaged by the group, Police said.

Officers tracked the Maserati from the Gold Coast to Logan using PolAir.

It was eventually located in Trinity Way at Drewvale at approximately 12.15pm.

A 27-year-old Logan man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with 12 offences, including: three counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle, two counts each of enter dwelling with intent and armed robbery, and one count each of wilful damage, unlawful possession of weapons, enter premises and commit indictable offence, dangerous conduct with weapon and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

He is due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court today.

An 18-year-old South Toowoomba woman was taken into custody in Beenleigh.

She has been charged with seven offences, including: two counts each of enter dwelling with intent and armed robbery, and one count each of enter premises and commit indictable offence, unlawful possession of weapons and unlawful use of motor vehicle

She is also due to appear at Magistrates Court today.

Police are seeking public assistance to identify a third man who they say may be able to assist with investigations.

He was last seen driving away from the North Bank Court residence around the time of the alleged incident in a white Mercedes Benz.

Anyone with information, or relevant dashcam or CCTV vision, is urged to contact police.

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