A woman has been charged following an incident overnight where she allegedly stole a taxi from Rockville.
It will be alleged the taxi driver arrived at a Jonathan Street address to pick up a fare when the woman threatened him with a knife. It will also be alleged the woman demanded the keys before entering the driver’s side and stole the taxi around 11.25pm
The taxi’s GPS tracking indicated it was on the Warrego Highway and it will be alleged officers observed the vehicle travelling east on the Gatton bypass.
As a result, officers successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at the intersection of Warrego Highway and Niemeyer Road near Hattonvale.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested a short time later without incident. She was charged with armed robbery and driving without a licence.
She is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.
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