Robberies with violence, north Brisbane

By on October 30, 2014

NORTH Brisbane detectives were investigating two robberies with violence, and one attempted robbery with violence this week at Toowong and Chermside, police media reported.

Investigations suggested that about 9am on Tuesday, October 28, a woman had just entered a car parked on Meemar St, Chermside, when a man who was with a woman, opened the passenger door and asked her for the time, sitting in the passenger’s seat, police reported.

“The woman told the man to get out of the car and began to push him out. At this time, the other woman opened the driver’s side and pulled her out of the car, before sitting in the driver’s seat and driving east down Meemar St.”

Later that afternoon, about 3.30pm, a man and woman approached an elderly woman who was driving a vehicle from a car park on to Jephson St, Toowong, police said.

“The woman entered the passenger side of the vehicle and the man has opened the driver’s side and pulled the woman out of the driver’s seat, forcing her on to the ground outside the car. He then sat in the driver’s seat and left the car park at speed on to Jephson St, heading towards Moggill Rd.”

Police believed that the same two people attempted to gain entry to another vehicle parked on Vera St, Toowong, about 3.10pm, the same day. A woman was looking in the back passenger’s seat, when she noticed a woman open the front passenger’s door, sit inside and instruct a man to enter the driver’s side.

She challenged the pair, pulling the woman out of the passenger seat. The pair then ran away.

None of the victims sustained any serious physical injuries, police said.

Chermside-Toowong-RobberiesThe man was described as aged 25-30 years and Caucasian in appearance, with a thin build and around 178cm tall. His face was described as gaunt with pointed features, saggy eyes and short fair hair.

Chermside-Toowong-Robberies-Woman.jpgShe was described as aged about 25-30 years and Caucasian in appearance, with an average build and about 168cm tall. She has dark hair with plum-red highlights, dark eyes and distinct eyebrows.

Detectives urge anyone with information, or who may have seen either the man or woman, to contact Crime Stoppers or Policelink.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day.

*** Update from police media: Robberies with violence, North Brisbane ***

Two people are assisting police with their enquiries into a series of robberies in Toowong and Chermside last week.

Around 9am on October 28, a 27-year-old local woman was forced out of her car on Meermar St at Chermside before a man and women entered the vehicle and drove off.

Later that afternoon, about 3.30pm, 70-year-old Indooroopilly woman was forced out of her car before a man and woman entered the vehicle and drove off with the car at speed onto Jephson St at Toowong.

Shortly before this, a man and a woman attempted to enter a vehicle parked on Vera St, however the owner of the car challenged the pair and they fled the scene on foot.

No one involved in these incidents suffered any serious physical injuries.

With the assistance of the Dog Squad and PolAir 2, a 25-year-old Beenleigh man and a 23-year-old Alexandra Hills woman were taken into custody at Salisbury around 8pm on Saturday (November 1).

Investigations were continuing.

*** Update 2 from police media: Robbery charges, North Brisbane ***

Police have charged two people following investigations into series of alleged robberies in Toowong and Chermside last week.

At 9am on October 28, a 27-year-old woman was allegedly forced out of her car on Meermar Street at Chermside before a man and woman entered the vehicle and drove off in it.

Later that afternoon, about 3.30pm, 70-year-old Indooroopilly woman was allegedly forced out of her car before a man and woman entered the vehicle and drove off with the car at speed onto Jephson Street at Toowong.

Shortly before this, a man and a woman allegedly attempted to enter another vehicle parked on Vera Street, however the owner of the car challenged the pair and they fled the scene on foot.

A 25-year-old Beenleigh man has been charged with 26 offences including one count each of attempted unlawful entry of motor vehicle and unlawful use of a motor vehicle as well as three counts of unlawful entry of motor vehicle and stealing.

A 23-year-old Alexandra Hills woman has been charged with 28 offences including one count each of attempted unlawful entry of motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and robbery as well as three counts each of unlawful entry of motor vehicle and stealing.

The pair are due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday (November 3).

About Nick Moore

Nick Moore is the editor of NorthernLife.com.au. He also edits the printed Great Wait. Nick started as a journalist in 1993 and has worked for Fairfax, News Corp and APN.

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