CRIME SCENE: The Golden Harvest Bakery in Laidley which was robbed.
CRIME SCENE: The Golden Harvest Bakery in Laidley which was robbed.

Accomplice in crime spree found

POLICE have arrested and charged a 22-year-old Ipswich woman as an accomplice on a raft of charges including the Laidley Golden Harvest Bakery robbery.

Gatton Police officer-in-charge Tom Missingham said the female's two male accomplices were still at large after a short chase involving the suspect vehicle was called off by police.

The two male accomplices are known to police and police are seeking information as to their whereabouts.

The vehicle the group used has been linked to 16 crimes from One Mile in Ipswich to Laidley including a robbery at Walloon News, a bag snatch at Rosewood, evading police and the robbery at the Laidley bakery.

The group was also disturbed trying to break into the Gatton View Hotel and were also reported in the vicinity of the BP service station on Eastern Dr in Gatton among other offences last Thursday morning.

Police have also charged a 19-year-old man after an armed robbery in Lowood on Monday morning.

Police allege a woman was walking near a shop around 1.45am in Walter St, Lowood when she was approached by a man carrying a piece of wood or similar.

The man then allegedly made demands, grabbed the woman's handbag and fled the scene.

Police later attended an address in Lowood, arrested a man and charged him with one count of armed robbery.

The man faced Ipswich Magistrates Court last Monday.

A 31-year-old Crows Nest woman was arrested and charged with drink driving after testing at more than five times over the legal limit.

Gatton Police said the woman was pulled over at 11.45am on Sunday morning on the Warrego Highway at College View. The woman returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.267 and will face the Gatton Magistrates Court.


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