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Dalby man charged over Gold Coast crime spree

A DALBY man, 22, and an Ellen Grove man, 23, have been charged following a series of incidents in the South Eastern Region.

Around 3.10pm yesterday, police observed a stolen hatchback sedan driving along The Esplanade at Surfers Paradise and intercepted it. While officers approached the vehicle on foot it allegedly sped off.

Around 4.25pm, a man entered a bottle shop on Admiralty Drive and grabbed a quantity of alcohol before allegedly punching the 23-year-old male attendant in the face and leaving in the same stolen vehicle waiting outside.

The Police Helicopter, POLAIR, was notified and located the vehicle a short time later at Jade Court, Molendinar. An attempt to intercept the vehicle at that location was unsuccessful before it sped off.

A short time after the vehicle crashed into a fence off Town Centre Drive at Helensvale before it is alleged one of the occupants attempted to punch a police officer.

It is alleged the man remained aggressive and continued to struggle with the officer and another officer, a police dog squad handler, before producing a screw driver.

The police dog was then deployed and the man was successfully restrained and arrested. The man, a 22-year-old, received minor puncture wounds to his leg as a result of the police dog deployment.

The vehicle was reported stolen from a Kangaroo Point address yesterday morning.

The 22-year-old has been charged with seven offences including burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, failure to stop a motor vehicle, and obstruct police. The 23-year-old has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Both are due to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court today.
 




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