Man charged for robbing convenience store with knife

TOOWOOMBA detectives have charged a man following the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store in Harristown early this morning.

Police say about 2.15am a man armed with a knife entered the business on James St and approached the store attendant demanding money and car keys.

The attendant complied with the man's demand and handed over his car keys before the man fled the scene in the vehicle.

The 31-year-old male attendant was not physically injured during the incident.

Police sighted the vehicle on the Warrego Hwy at Helidon, deploying tyre deflation devices.

The vehicle was successfully intercepted at College View a short time later and the male driver - and sole occupant - was taken into custody.

To date, police have charged a 27-year-old Bray Park with armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The man was denied police bail and has been remanded in custody to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police are asking people with information which could assist with the matter to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.


Fraud, stealing, dishonesty charges heard in Gatton Court

Premium Content Fraud, stealing, dishonesty charges heard in Gatton Court

ONE of the people facing court for fraud charges also was found with explosives in...

Lockyer man nabs mother-in-law’s rego plates to drive home

Premium Content Lockyer man nabs mother-in-law’s rego plates to drive home

A SIMPLE roadside test ended up revealing much more than a drugged driver. DETAILS...

Voters quick out of blocks with record early turnout

Premium Content Voters quick out of blocks with record early turnout

Historic surge in early voting could kill off the democracy sausage