Woman wanted over Gold Coast crime spree arrested after two day manhunt

A WOMAN wanted over a Gold Coast crime spree that ended with a man barricading himself inside a service station has been arrested.

Police tracked down the 26-year-old woman in Southport in the early hours of this morning.

The woman and 29-year-old Jaimie Madden are both accused of threatening a male taxi driver at gunpoint and making him drive to a service station on Ferry Road on Friday.


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It’s then alleged Madden struck a glass door of the business with the firearm, causing it to shatter before threatening a console operator. The woman is then accused of approaching the counter and demanding the worker put money in a bag.

Madden then allegedly demanded the keys to a Holden Astra and the pair fled the scene in the car.

They are then accused of driving to another station just down the road where they both stole another car at gunpoint.

Madden then dropped the woman off at an unknown address before the man allegedly stole a Kia Rio at the intersection of Wardoo and Johnston Streets.

He was then involved in a tense standoff with police at another service station that evening before he was arrested and charged with numerous offences.

The 26-year-old woman, who is from Mermaid Waters, has this morning being charged with three counts of armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

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