Man facing 42 offences after crime spree on the Gold Coast, southeast

A man is facing 42 charges in court today, after a serious of alleged incidents across the southeast, including here on the Gold Coast.

The 23-year-old from Beenleigh was finally arrested by Sunshine Coast detectives on Friday, February 7, after a spree of incidents over the last month.

On January 14, he’s accused of approaching a 41-year-old woman who was reversing down her driveway on Newry Road at Mountain Creek, when he threatened her with a gun and stole her vehicle.


He’s then alleged to have broken into a home on Memorial Drive in Upper Coomera early on January 23, before threatening the residents with a screwdriver, stealing keys, and fleeing in one of the cars parked at the address.

Then on January 27 the man’s alleged to have stolen a car at gunpoint from a 46-year-old man outside a Bli Bli Road residence.

There are a number of other alleged incidents across the Sunshine Coast, North Brisbane, Coomera, Richlands and Beenleigh.

Detectives found several items involved in the alleged incidents, when they searched the man’s property, including two stolen cars and two shotguns.

The 23-year-old has been charged with 42 offences including armed robbery, unauthorised use of a motor vehicle, stealing, unlawful discharge of a firearm, possess shortened firearm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, serious obstruct police and other drug-related offences.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

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