Man charged over robbery, truck theft

A MAN will face court Tuesday after allegedly robbing an Ipswich service station and stealing a truck as a getaway vehicle.

Police say the man entered a service station on the Cunningham Highway at Willowbank on Sunday afternoon, threatening the attendant with a knife.

He left with an undisclosed sum of cash, approaching a car outside and threatening the driver with the knife.

The driver was forced out of the vehicle but removed the keys, preventing the offender from stealing the car.

The man then allegedly approached a man and woman in a truck, also threatening them with the knife before driving off along the Cunningham Highway.

Police found the truck abandoned a short time later and the man was spotted walking along the highway nearby.

A 35-year-old Willowbank man was arrested and charged with one count of enter premises with intent, two counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, two counts of unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, one count of threatening violence and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He will remain in custody until he appears in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.



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