Duo charged following 20-hour Nerang siege and armed robbery

The two men allegedly responsible for a nearly 20-hour siege on the Gold Coast have been charged with a string of serious offences.

Police allege the duo are also behind a terrifying carjacking in Helensvale last week, which saw two women threatened at gunpoint.

The armed robbery happened on Quayside Drive on June 3 when the women were getting into a 2020 Audi Q2 station wagon and were allegedly approached by a man armed with a firearm.


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Police say the man demanded the keys and took off in the car, which was accompanied by a second vehicle with false number plates.

While the lengthy Nerang stand-off came to an end on Thursday morning (June 9) after the two men were holed up in a duplex on Rimu Place overnight before eventually giving themselves up to Police.

It all unfolded after officers attempted to serve the two men with return to prison warrants.

The dramatic siege forced a portion of Nerang into lockdown with an emergency declaration and exclusion zone issued.

A 25-year-old Tugan man has been charged with three counts of unauthorised possession of medicines, three counts of possessing dangerous drugs, one count each of stealing, receiving tainted property, armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a shortened firearm and possess explosives (ammunition).

While a 32-year-old Labrador man has been charged with wilful damage, stealing, receiving tainted property, armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs, possession offense to possess medicines, possession of a shortened firearm, possess explosives (ammunition) and possess property suspected of having been used in connection with the commission of a drug offence.

The two men will both face Southport Magistrates Court today.

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