Armed robbery call leads to car chase

POLICE responding to a reported robbery at Highgate Hill last night observed a car acting suspiciously at Moorooka, allegedly running a red light and speeding away.

An attempt was made to intercept the vehicle, believed to contain four occupants, however it failed to stop and continued away at speed. A pursuit was then commenced but was abandoned at the intersection of Kessels and Troughton Road.

The vehicle was located a short time later at Hammersmith Road, Coopers Plains but the occupants had fled. It will be alleged a search of this vehicle resulted in the discovery of a firearm.

Two women who were believed to have been in the car were located nearby but later released without charge.

A man from the abandoned vehicle has allegedly approached a female driver a short distance away, assaulting her and unsuccessfully demanding her vehicle. The woman was not physically injured.

The man then allegedly approached a second vehicle containing two men who fled to safety whereupon he drove away in this vehicle.

The vehicle was later located at Gwinear Street, Kingston with a man arrested nearby.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with possession of a weapon, attempted robbery with violence, robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He is expected to appear at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 21.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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