A man accused of an attempted armed car theft has been charged in Townsville.
Police say the 33-year-old was armed with a shotgun when he unsuccessfully tried to steal a car from a petrol station on Arthur Street at Aitkenvale around 8.30am yesterday.
It’s alleged he then took charged of a black commodore at Gulliver, which contained two women which contained two female passengers, around 8.50am, on Fulham Road at Gulliver.
Further investigation has indicated, there is no complaint over that matter.
The two females were located in the vehicle at Railway Estate around 10am and were not physically injured.
It’s further alleged the man fled the scene at Railway Estate and was located and arrested in Vincent when police used a tyre deflation device to intercept a vehicle he was driving.
The 33-year-old Jensen man has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, attempted armed robbery, possession of a weapon (shotgun), possession of explosives (ammunition), possession of dangerous drug (methylamphetamine), unlawful entry of motor vehicle whilst armed and fail to supply specimen of breath. He has also been charged with three counts of disqualified driving and two counts of stealing.
He will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.