A still from Polair footage of a massive police pursuit. Picture: Queensland Police
A still from Polair footage of a massive police pursuit. Picture: Queensland Police

Man charged after epic crime spree through SEQ

POLICE have charged a 28-year-old Ascot man with 28 offences after a string of serious incidents that began on the Gold Coast and finished in Brisbane almost seven hours later.

Police will allege the crime spree started with the theft of a silver Hyundai from a property at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast about 2pm on Saturday and finished after a police pursuit that ended in Wynnum West.

About 5.45pm a man allegedly broke into a Wellington Point home, on Brisbane's bayside. Another man inside the property chased him out of the house.

He allegedly fled the scene in the stolen Hyundai towards Cleveland where police spotted the car about 6pm.

An hour later, the car pulled over and an unknown passenger fled on foot before the vehicle was started again and was driven towards Slacks Creek.

It was here the man allegedly got out of his car and, armed with a shotgun, threatened a woman at a service station on Paradise Rd. He then stole her vehicle.

As he left the service station he collided with a police car but then continued on to the Gateway Motorway, where he reached speeds of 130km/h.

A police pursuit of the vehicle continued towards Manly West where police had laid tyre spikes.

On Preston Rd it is alleged the man fired two shots out of the window at police.

More tyre spikes were laid at Randall Rd and these spikes were successful, causing the vehicle to come to a stop at the corner of Wynnum Rd and Ropley St at Wynnum West.

The man then allegedly tried to steal another vehicle but then fled the scene on foot.

The man was finally caught and arrested by police at 8.40pm.

The man has been denied police bail and will be kept in custody until his scheduled appearance on Monday morning before the Wynnum Magistrates Court on charges including armed robbery, discharge of a firearm, serious assault police, going armed so as to cause fear, commit acts intended to resist or prevent arrest, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a category A firearm, attempted robbery and unlicensed driving.

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