WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: 

  • A boy, 15, and a woman, 21, have been charged over the incident
  • Rockhampton police saw a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle involved in armed robbery on Christmas Eve on the Bruce Highway north of Rockhampton about 12.30pm, December 28.
  • The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle filled the car up with petrol at the Puma Service Station, Marlborough
  • The Mazda CX-5 was seized in Mackay on January 2

UPDATE 12PM MONDAY, JANUARY 8: A 15-YEAR-OLD boy and a 21-year-old woman have been charged over a series of Christmas Eve crimes. 

Police found the pair at a Mackay shopping centre Monday afternoon. 

Police allege a vehicle was stolen from a Brisbane home at 11.15am on Christmas Eve and was involved in a service station drive-off near Brisbane Airport a short time later.

Later that evening a woman, 19, was allegedly assaulted in Alderley as one of the pair tried to steal her car at gunpoint. 

A man who tried to help was also allegedly threatened and hit by the car. 

The woman was taken to hospital and treated for serious facial and eye injuries. The man received minor injuries to his legs.

Four days later, the same car drove off from a Marlborough service station without paying for fuel and police attempted to intercept, but the pursuit was called off. 

They found the car in Mackay on Wednesday. 

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with armed robbery in company, assault, grievous bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon, dangerous conduct with a weapon, evade police, unlicensed driving, possession of tainted property and three counts of stealing.

A 21-year-old Mackay woman has been charged with receiving tainted property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

UPDATE 1PM WEDNESDAY: THE VEHICLE involved in an armed robbery in Brisbane on Christmas Eve and later spotted in Marlborough, has been seized in the Mackay district

Police media have reported the black Mazda CX-5 has been located in the Mackay district and has been seized for forensic examinations.

A red Mitsubishi 380 sedan, which was involved in the original Brisbane robbery, has also been located in Holland Park overnight and seized.

Investigators from Brisbane are liaising with officers in the Central Region as part of ongoing investigations.

There is no one in custody at this stage. 

UPDATE 1PM SUNDAY: NO NEW information has been reported by police. 

Police media confirmed they are investigating the incident still.

The man or the vehicle has not been since Friday. 

UPDATE 5.30PM FRIDAY: Police have backed off from trying to chase the stolen vehicle that was involved in an alleged robbery in Alderley on Christmas Eve.

Police media confirmed the vehicle was sighted heading north on the Bruce Hwy at 12.45pm and police have not been able to located it since. 

UPDATE 1.25PM: Police have spoken with staff at a Marlborough petrol station who saw the stolen vehicle police are chasing along the Bruce Highway.

Reports indicate there is only one person in the black Mazda CX5 which was involved in an armed robbery in Brisbane on Christmas Eve.

It is believed the driver put 27 litres in the vehicle before the pump was shut down and he quickly drove off.

UPDATE 1PM: Reports indicate a stolen vehicle police are looking for travelling north on the Bruce Highway has stopped at a service station at Marlborough.

It is believed the driver attempted to fill the car up with petrol at the Puma Service Station.

ROCKHAMPTON police believe they have spotted a stolen vehicle today believed to have been involved in an alleged armed robbery in Alderley on Christmas Eve. It was first spotted on the Bruce Highway, near the Shoalwater Bay turn off. It then stopped at Marlborough and got fuel.
ROCKHAMPTON police believe they have spotted a stolen vehicle today believed to have been involved in an alleged armed robbery in Alderley on Christmas Eve. It was first spotted on the Bruce Highway, near the Shoalwater Bay turn off. It then stopped at Marlborough and got fuel. Google Maps

12.26pm: ROCKHAMPTON police believe they have spotted a stolen vehicle today believed to have been involved in an alleged armed robbery in Alderley on Christmas Eve.

Reports indicate Rockhampton police saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle on the Bruce Highway north of Rockhampton about 12.30pm.

It is believed it was spotted near the Shoalwater Bay turn off and was headed north.

Police media reports from the alleged armed robbery state at 6.15pm on December 24, a 19-year-old woman stopped her car outside a residence in Goskar Avenue in Alderley, Brisbane.

A black Mazda CX5 then stopped near her and a man got out of the passenger door and demanded her car keys. The woman refused, and the man hit her in the face with the butt of a gun.

The woman's father came out from the house and told the man to leave. The man then threatened him with what is believed to be a rifle.

The driver of the Mazda CX5 then reversed into the father causing him to fall to the ground.

The man then got back into the CX5 and it drove off. The man is not known to the woman.

The woman was transported to the Wesley Hospital where she remains with facial and eye injuries. Her father received minor injuries to his legs.

The CX5 was stolen from a Fitzgibbon residence at 11.15am on Monday and at 12.45pm the same vehicle left a service station on Great Barrier Road at Brisbane Airport without paying for fuel.

The vision released shows a man at the service station who may be able to assist police with their inquiries.


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