Armed carjacker arrested after trying to smash his way into stranger’s home

A MAN will face court tomorrow, charged with a string of serious offences after allegedly embarking on a crime spree across Brisbane overnight.

It all started at a unit complex in Kedron just before 9pm when the 29-year-old man allegedly tried carjacking a someone at gunpoint in an underground carpark.

Police have been told the man followed the occupants of a vehicle into the carpark before threatening the driver with a gun and demanding the keys to their car.


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The driver, however, refused and the man took off, police said

Fifty minutes later, around 9.50pm, the same 29-year-old man allegedly carjacked a vehicle on Lambert Street in Kangaroo Point, 10km away.

In similar scenes to the first incident at Kedron, police said the man allegedly threatened the occupants at gunpoint before taking off in their car.

The police helicopter was able to track the vehicle to Carseldine, 16km north of Kangaroo Point, where it was found parked outside a house on Moyston Street.

Police said the 29-year-old man jumped out of the car and ran to Yaldara Street where it’s alleged he tried smashing his way into a stranger’s house.

A NSW Police spokesperson said the man allegedly “smashed through a window into the house” before he was arrested.

Thankfully, no one was injured during the man’s rampage.

The 29-year-old from Northgate has since been charged with 11 offences, including armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, break and enter, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The man was also charged with possessing dangerous drugs and will appear in Pine Rivers Magistrates Court tomorrow.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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