Man and girl arrested in Newcastle over M1 carjacking on the Gold Coast

Two people have been arrested in Newcastle, over the alleged M1 car-jacking on the Gold Coast last week.

Gold Coast detectives are applying for a man and a girl to be extradited to Queensland, where they will likely be charged over two alleged attempted robberies and an armed robbery along the M1 on the southern Gold Coast.

Around 3.00pm on Friday (August 9), a silver Ford falcon without registration plates was spotted driving dangerously on the motorway, before it stopped suddenly in front of two different vehicles.


Police allege a girl and a man armed with a sharp implement exited the Ford falcon before threatening drivers and attempting to steal two different vehicles.

They then forced a 67-year-old woman out of her black Mazda before taking off in her car.

A 27-year-old man from Western Australia and a 17-year-old girl with no fixed address were arrested outside a shopping centre in Newcastle yesterday morning.

The man is scheduled to face Newcastle Local Court today, where Queensland Police will seek his extradition to Brisbane tomorrow.