Queensland

Update: Armed robbery charges, Thuringowa and Kirwan

Two teenagers have been charged following alleged armed robberies at Thuringowa and Kirwan.

It will be alleged on December 5 2017 at 8.25pm a 23-year-old man was walking to his car in Golf Links Drive at Kirwan when he was approached by three males all armed with knives.

They allegedly made threats and demanded the man handover property. The man complied and they fled the scene with some of the man’s personal belongings.

On December 6 2017 around 10.10pm a 61-year-old man was sitting in his parked van in a carpark on Hervey Range Road when he was approached by three males.

One of them allegedly threatened him with a knife demanding his vehicle. The man complied and got out of his van. One of the men then allegedly attempted to drive the van but crashed into a bollard before the trio fled on foot with the man’s phone and keys.

Police have since arrested a 14-year-old Kirwan boy and charged him with two counts of armed robbery in company and one count each of enter premises with intent, unlawful entry of a vehicle and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

An 18-year-old Kirwan man has been charged in relation to the second incident with armed robbery in company, possession of a knife, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful entry of a vehicle.

He is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today (December 8 2017).

No one was physically injured during either incident.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Source: QLD Police