March 15, 2024

A 22-year-old man has been charged with several offences after investigations into two alleged armed robberies in Kingaroy and Murgon.

Police will allege that on the evening of February 12, the man attended a King Street, Kingaroy, venue where he threatened staff with a machete before fleeing with cash.

It will be further alleged that on Wednesday morning (March 13) the man threatened staff members at a business in Macalister Street, Murgon, with a pole before stealing a set of keys.

Police will also allege the man has been linked to several other property thefts around Murgon and Kingaroy between January 13 and March 13.

Detectives  and uniformed officers attended a home in Barambah Avenue, Cherbourg, on Wednesday afternoon.

They say the man attempted to run from them before being taken into custody a short time later.

The man has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, wilful damage, possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, failing to take reasonable care of a syringe or needle, failing to properly dispose of needle or syringe, possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence, obstructing police, possessing a thing intended for use in connection with offence, trespassing and five counts of entering premises and committing an indictable offence.

He was refused police bail and is due to appear in Murgon Magistrates Court on May 15.


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