Two Arrested Following Series of Alleged Armed Robberies

across the Darling Downs


Hit News Team

27 January 2019

Hit News Team

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Two men have been arrested following a series of alleged armed robberies, break-ins and car thefts across the Darling Downs on Friday morning.

At around 4.00am two men allegedly stole a Holden Commodore from a residence at Westbrook before fleeing the scene.

A short time later the same vehicle is alleged to have been involved in a fuel drive off at a nearby service station.

The same Holden Commodore was driven back to the Westbrook home where it was stolen from and a man armed with a machete approached the residents, threatened them and demanded the keys to a Toyota Hilux parked in the driveway.

The man then fled in the Hilux in the company of the stolen Commodore and a silver Toyota Camry driven by two other men.

The residents of the property were not injured during the incident.

The Toyota Camry was located at Kearneys Spring.  During this time police discovered that the vehicle, stolen from Moree in New South Wales, has also been involved in a ram raid at a licensed premises at Millmerran earlier in the morning.

It is further alleged that around 9.30am a man armed with a machete stole a Holden Statesman from an address at Cotswold Hills.

The Holden Commodore and Statesman were later seen allegedly travelling at high speeds on back roads towards Clifton.

Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation on the Statesman along Hogarth Road and an 18 -year-old man was arrested at the scene. He has been assisting police with inquiries.

The Holden Commodore ran out of fuel a short distance away and a 27-year-old man was taken into custody.

Investigations are continuing.

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