Armed robbery charges, Mudgeeraba

Two men have been charged following the armed robbery of a man at a Mudgeeraba licensed premises on January 9.

It will be alleged that around 1.50pm, a woman and a 19-year-old Varsity Lakes man known to her approached a male patron sitting in the outdoor enclosure of the Railway Street hotel, grabbed his wallet and fled to the carpark.

The 42-year-old patron from Girraween in the Northern Territory (NT) allegedly followed the woman in an attempt to retrieve his wallet, however he was threatened with a knife by a man, which allowed the woman to remove cash and flee the scene in a car with him.

The NT man suffered small scratches to his hip area and a minor laceration to his left finger as a result of the incident.

A 19-year-old Varsity Lakes man was charged with one count each of armed robbery.

He has also been charged with:

  • Burglary and commit indictable offence following the alleged theft of property from a Westpark Court, Helensvale address on the evening of January 6;
  • Attempted robbery with violence following the assault and attempted robbery of a ride-sharing service driver on Rio Vista Boulevard in Broadbeach Waters around 11.20pm on the same night and;
  • Unlawful use of a motor vehicle and receiving tainted property in relation tot he alleged theft of a car and a number of items inside including a wallet and a phone from a beach at Old Burleigh Road at Broadbeach around 10am on January 10.

He appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday and has been remanded in custody to reappear in the same court on February 2.

A 29-year-old Surfers Paradise man has also been charged with armed robbery relation to the Mudgeeraba incident.

He also faces three counts of receiving tainted property and one count each of armed robbery, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving an uninsured vehicle in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Investigations are continuing to locate the woman involved.

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