Driver dragged from car, tied up, robbed at gunpoint by fake cop in Brisbane

A MAN has been dragged out of his car at gunpoint, tied up on the side of the road and robbed by a man claiming to be a police officer in Brisbane.

The 21-year-old man was driving along Grebe Street in Inala at around 1.35am on Friday when a 50-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of a car that pulled up beside him produced a handgun and demanded that he pull over.

Police said the 21-year-old pulled over to the side of the road at which point the male passenger of the second vehicle jumped out and approached him.


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The 50-year-old allegedly stated he was with the police before dragging the driver from his vehicle and throwing him on the ground.

Police said the man tied his victim’s hands behind his back and threatened him with the handgun before searching his vehicle and stealing his wallet and mobile phone.

Uniformed police raced to the scene after receiving a triple zero call and arrested the man without incident.

He was charged with impersonating police, armed robbery using personal violence, deprivation of liberty, dangerous conduct with a weapon and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle.

The driver of the the 50-year-old man’s vehicle has not been charged.