A prisoner who has been on the run after allegedly escaping a correctional facility in NSW last week has been arrested in Queensland.
The 35-year-old was taken into custody by officers on Monday afternoon after going on a crime spree.
Police will allege the man broke into a house at Clontarf before confronting the residents with a hammer around 4pm yesterday.
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The man allegedly assaulted a 71-year-old man with the hammer before smashing a window.
It is alleged he then stole a handbag and mobile phone before fleeing in the resident’s Toyota Camry.
He was arrested a short time later at Kippa Ring and charged with one count each of armed robbery, burglary and commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning bodily harm, wilful damage, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing dangerous drugs.
The man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.
Police said the 71-year-old victim sustained leg injuries as a result of the assault.