A man and woman have been charged over a string of armed robberies across Queensland and New South Wales after a number of gunpoint carjacking’s in northern NSW.
Police were initially called around 8.50pm on Saturday following reports a man, armed with a gun, approached a woman at an intersection in Banora Point and demanded the keys to her car.
When she refused, the man left with the woman, fleeing the scene in an allegedly stolen Porsche.
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Around an hour later, police were told the Porsche entered a shopping centre carpark on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, where the man allegedly threatened another man with a knife, before getting into the victim’s Hyundai Tucson.
The female passenger of the Porsche, who is also alleged to have had a gun, also entered the Hyundai, before the pair attempted to drive off.
However, Officers from Tweed Heads Police District and the Queensland Police Service’s Special Emergency Response Team were called to the scene.
It’s alleged the man crashed the stolen car into two police vehicles before he and the woman were eventually arrested.
The 26-year-old man was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
The 20-year-old woman was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, robbery armed with offensive weapon, possess unauthorised pistol, and use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation.
The man was eventually released from hospital before he was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon, robbery armed with offensive weapon, two counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, possess unauthorised pistol, and use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation.
Police will further allege the pair were involved in a series of aggravated armed robberies in Queensland and NSW since Friday.
They were refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Court on Monday.