UPDATE | A man accused of being behind a lengthy crime spree north of the Gold Coast, will face court on Saturday.
Friday’s rampage allegedly involved a gun, train crash, a fire, four stolen vehicles, and two terrifying run-ins with sleepy residents from Redland to Logan and further west.
Police charged a 29-year-old Birkdale man with three counts of armed robbery, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of disqualified driving, two counts of going armed so as to cause fear, and one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon Category A/B/M used to commit an indictable offence, discharging a weapon in a public place, wilful damage, attempted enter with intent, enter with intent to commit indictable offence, arson, stealing, possession of a knife in a public place, possess explosives, contravene a direction and driving under the influence.
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He will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court.
EARLIER | A family of seven have been threatened with a shot gun in a terrifying home invasion in Logan this morning.
Police say that around 2.30am, a man smashed through the front door of a home on Warana Court, Boronia Heights before he threatened the residents with a gun and took off in their 2012 Honda City.
Earlier, the offender stole a bread truck from a service station on Birkdale Road in Birkdale.
The driver of the truck was taken to Redlands Hospital after suffering an arm injury in the confrontation.
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The man remains on the run. He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 40s, approximately 178cm tall with a moderate build and a clean shaven head and face.
Police have advised members of the public to not approach the man if sighted but to contact them immediately.
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