Man accused of six-day crime spree on the Gold Coast arrested in NSW

A MAN who allegedly set out on a six-day crime spree armed with a tyre iron and robbed a list of business on the Gold Coast has been arrested south of the state border.

Police confirmed the 25-year-old was arrested at Terranora, near Tweed Heads, on Thursday.

He and two other men are accused of targeting a general store at Tallai, storming a Palm Beach liquor store and holding up staff at takeaway businesses in Tugun and Burleigh Heads between September 13 and September 18.


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Police said staff were threatened by a man armed with a tyre iron in each instance and the offenders fled each scene with a stash of cash.

The 25-year-old has been remanded in custody on bail-related offences. It is expected he will be extradited to the Gold Coast at a later date.

Police said he will be charged in relation to two of the robberies at Tallai and Palm Beach.

Investigators are seeking help from the public to locate the other two men and the car they are believed to be travelling in, a 2012 Toyota Camry with NSW registration CJ56YC.

The first man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged in his early 20s, around 165cm tall with dark hair and a rat’s tail.

The second is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, around 180cm tall with short dark hair.

Police are also advising local businesses to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

Anyone who may have information in relation to the whereabouts of the men or the car is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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