UPDATE | Two more charged over spate of shootings

UPDATE 10:15am | Two teenagers have been charged over recent shootings on the Gold Coast.

The 17-year-old woman from Ormeau and 16-year-old boy from Edens Landing were arrested by Gold Coast detectives at an address in Collingwood Park, Ipswich on Monday evening.

They have both been charged with one count of discharge firearm and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.


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They are due to face Southport Magistrates Court on September 12, 2016.

It comes after a 24 year old man was picked up in Numinbah Valley on Sunday night.  He faced court on Monday.

UPDATE 6:13am | Another two people have been taken into custody over recent Gold Coast robbery and shooting incidents.

A 17 year old woman from Ormeau and a juvenile male were arrested by Gold Coast detectives at an address in Collingwood Park, Ipswich on Monday evening.

They are being questioned.  It comes after a 24-year-old man was arrested at Numinbah Valley on Sunday afternoon.  He faced court on Monday.

UPDATE 10:17am | Broadbeach man Ben Andrew Goring (Goreng) appeared in Southport Court on Monday morning.

He was led into the dock by police officers and told to take a seat.

The 24 year old was remanded in custody to reappear on September 22.

During Monday’s appearance the Magistrate advised that Goring had been handed a six month suspended sentence for another matter in April this year. A breach would result in a 12 month jail term.

UPDATE 6:22am | A 24-year-old Broadbeach man has been charged as a result of Sunday’s extensive police operation in the Numinbah Valley and ongoing investigations relating to alleged offences in the Northern Gold Coast and South East Queensland areas within the last week.

Police will allege around 2.45pm on Sunday the 24-year-old man broke into an unoccupied home on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

Upon the resident returning home, it will be further alleged the man forced the resident at gunpoint to drive him to an undisclosed location in the resident’s vehicle.

The 24-year-old man was arrested after being stopped at a police check point on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

The 56-year-old driver of the vehicle was not injured.

On Saturday night, it will be alleged the man was involved in several incidents in the Northern Gold Coast area.

Police will further allege the man was involved in several shots being fired into vehicles across South East Queensland last week.

A 24-year-old Broadbeach man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, threatening violence, unlawful possession of a weapon, robbery, stealing, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and failing to stop.

The man has also been charged with three counts of going armed to cause fear, six counts of discharging a weapon in a public place, two counts of enter dwelling with intent, two counts of armed robbery and five counts of wilful damage.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.
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UPDATE 755pm | Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following an extensive search operation in the Numinbah Valley area on Sunday.

It will be alleged at around 2.45pm the man broke into an unoccupied home on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

Upon the resident returning home, it will be further alleged the man forced the resident at gunpoint to drive him to an undisclosed location in the resident’s vehicle.

Whilst the pair were travelling along Nerang-Murwillumbah Road they were stopped at a police check point.

The 24-year-old man was arrested at this location whilst still in possession of a loaded firearm.

The 56-year-old driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Police have revoked an emergency declaration made under the Public Safety Preservation Act earlier this afternoon for the Numinbah Valley area.
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UPDATE 5:33pm | A major police operation remains underway in the Numinbah Forest Reserve with police searching for 24-year-old Broadbeach man Ben Goring (or Goreng) – please refer to earlier media releases copied below.

An emergent declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act was made this afternoon and it encompasses a large geographical area due to the extensive and isolated bushland location – including the suburbs of Numinbah Valley, Springbrook and forestry down to the NSW border. Roads included in the boundary areas of the declaration are Beechmont Road (west), Binna Burra Road (south), Austinville Road (east).

Police are currently focusing their attention in the Numinbah Forest Reserve area of the declaration – in the bushland off Nerang-Murwillumbah Road where the stolen vehicle was located crashed earlier this afternoon.
Specialist police, Polair, the dog squad and uniformed officers are involved in the search for Ben Goring (pictured). He is believed to be armed with a firearm and members of the public are advised not to approach him and to immediately call Triple Zero (000) if they see him.

A Police Forward Command Post has been established near the intersection of Nerang-Murwillumbah Road and Pine Creek Road.
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UPDATE 253pm | A police operation is currently underway in the Numinbah Valley area of the Gold Coast hinterland after police helicopters tracked a wanted vehicle this afternoon.

A heavy police presence is in the area of where the stolen black BMW was located abandoned with police cordons and road closures in place.

Officers are scouring bushland for the male driver and sole occupant of the BMW – believed to be Ben Goreng (pictured). He is believed to be armed with a firearm and members of the public are advised not to approach him and to immediately call Triple Zero if they see him. (000).

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Police are investigating a string of criminal activity on the Gold Coast.

An Upper Coomera man fell victim to a home invasion on Saturday night.

He told investigators that two men, one wearing a mask and carrying what looked like a rifle, approached him at the front door of his Lysterfield Rise home.

The masked man threatened the victim, demanding keys to his vehicle before firing a shot into the front door.

A 40-year-old woman who lives at the address handed the car keys to the men.

The men drove off in their gold Kia Sportage.  Then at around 2am, the stolen Kia crashed into a light pole at Chisholm Road, Carrara.

The pair ran to Farro Court, where they smashed the window of a house, forcing their way inside.

They threatened a 69-year-old woman, pushing her over and telling her they wanted the keys to her vehicle.

The men have then driven away in the woman’s black BMW X5 Queensland registration 50BOS (see picture – not actual vehicle).

The woman suffered minor injuries to her knees.

Police are appealing for information in relation to the current whereabouts of the stolen black BMW X5.

Image Qld Police Service

Image Qld Police Service

Anyone who sees this vehicle is advised to ring 000 and not to approach as it is believed that the occupants are armed.

Police have also just released the name and image of a man they would like to speak to about these crimes.

They are looking for Ben Andrew Goreng (pictured).  We are being  encouraged to contact 000 or Crime Stoppers and not to approach Mr Goreng.

Image Qld Police Service

Image Qld Police Service

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