UPDATE | Man charged over crime spree north of the GC

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.


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.

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.