Man charged over Southport crime spree

A 23-year-old Palm Beach man has been charged with numerous offences following a range of incidents in Southport yesterday.

Police say that around 3pm, police attempted to pull-over a vehicle which had been driving erratically.

The man refused to stop for police and continued to drive through the streets of Southport, on the tram tracks and on the incorrect side of the road.


He then pulled into a Benowa Road shopping centre where he dropped his passenger who fled.

At about 5pm, police say the man drove his vehicle to a Marine Parade shopping centre and attempted to flee on foot but police took him into custody without incident.

The 23-year-old man has been charged with burglary, three counts of dangerous operation, two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing, failing to stop, unlicensed driving and possession of stolen property.

He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.