Crime spree stretched from Townsville to GC: Police

It began with a stolen car in Townsville and ended with the vehicle on its roof on the Gold Coast.

Two men and a woman will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday on a list of charges almost as long as the trail of their crime spree.

Court will be told the two men stole a car from Hermit Park in Townsville then drove down to Loganholme where they picked up the woman.


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Officers say they held up a local service station and headed for the Gold Coast where the car ended up on its roof after a hit and run traffic incident on Robina Town Centre Drive.

Police searched the area and found the three son after.

A 23-year-old Southport man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery in company, four counts of stealing, one count each of common assault, deprivation of liberty , unlawful use of a motor vehicle, evade police and unlicensed driving.

A 31-year-old Southport man has been charged with three counts of stealing, and one count each of evade police, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to remain at scene of traffic crash.

A 22-year-old Broadbeach Waters woman has been charged with two counts of armed robbery in company.