A man and woman who allegedly tried to steal a woman’s car, before fleeing in a stolen Porsche and threatening a second person, have been charged with armed robbery offences.
Police were called after a man with a gun allegedly demanded a woman hand over her car keys at the Caltex service station at Banora Point West about 8.50pm Saturday.
When the woman refused, the offender fled in an allegedly-stolen Porsche with a female passenger.
Police were called again after the Porsche entered a shopping centre carpark on Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, where the man allegedly threatened another man with a knife, before entering the victim’s Hyundai Tucson.
The female passenger of the Porsche, allegedly armed with a firearm, also entered the Hyundai, before the pair attempted to leave the location.
NSW and Queensland Police attended the scene, where the man allegedly crashed the Hyundai into two police vehicles while trying to leave the scene before he and the woman were arrested.
The 26-year-old man was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment for minor injuries while the woman, 20, was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon; robbery while armed with an offensive weapon, possessing an unauthorised pistol; and using and offensive weapon to prevent a police investigation.
The man was released from hospital and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with the same offences as well as two counts of disqualified driving.
Police will allege the pair were involved in a series of aggravated armed robberies across the two states from Friday.
They were refused bail and were set to appear before Tweed Heads Court on Monday.
Extracted in full from: Man, 26 and woman, 20, charged over alleged armed robberies at Banora Point, Tweed Heads | Gold Coast Bulletin