Po­lice step up man­hunt

19-year-old sus­pect al­legedly hid­ing out fol­low­ing spree

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have re­leased a new image of a 19-year-old man wanted for ques­tion­ing over a vi­o­lent rob­bery at Mary­bor­ough and a string of other crimes.

It will be al­leged on Jan­uary 4, two men were in a stolen ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling on the Bruce High­way from Bris­bane to Mary­bor­ough when it crashed at the cor­ner of Edward and Rus­sell Streets.

At 3.20pm, the men al­legedly at­tended a Caringa Street premises in Mary­bor­ough where they as­saulted a 63-year-old man, stole his car and then drove to Dun­dowran Beach where It will be fur­ther al­leged that at 6.15pm the men en­tered the garage of a res­i­dence on Water­view Drive at Dun­dowran Beach and stole a white Mazda 6.

The ve­hi­cle was sub­se­quently lo­cated on Boscombe Road at

Brook­field on Jan­uary 5.

A sec­ond man, 19 years old, re­mains out­stand­ing and po­lice be­lieve a sup­port net­work in Wyn­num is pro­vid­ing him with as­sis­tance in or­der to avoid po­lice.

If any­one sees the 19-year-old, or has in­for­ma­tion as to his where­abouts, they are en­cour­aged to con­tact po­lice.

Of­fi­cers would also like to thank the mem­bers of the pub­lic who pro­vided in­for­ma­tion which aided in the re­cov­ery of the white Mazda 6.

An 18-year-old Ca­rina man is charged with two counts of un­law­ful use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and one count each of dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a ve­hi­cle, armed rob­bery, steal­ing and bur­glary and com­mit in­dictable of­fence. He has been re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear on Fe­bru­ary 20.

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