Violent spree ended as neighbours capture man with knife

POLICE have charged a man following a series of incidents early this morning.

Around 2.30am, police will allege a man broke into a residence at Hope Island and stole a vehicle which he drove to an address on Shearwater Esplanade in Runaway Bay.

It will be further alleged that the man entered a house at Runaway Bay and, when disturbed by the occupants, he stole car keys and a vehicle from the address.

Responding police have located a man outside the house, and the man has attempted drive away but has damaged the vehicle, and then fled on foot and entered a house a short distance away.

Inside, it will be alleged that the man armed himself with a knife before attempting to assault a man and a boy and then fled to another residence.

The man has then been restrained by a number of neighbors and was taken into custody shortly after.

A 37-year-old Cannon Hill man has been charged with three counts of enter dwelling with intent and willful damage, two counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and common assault, and one count each of burglary, robbery with violence, attempted robbery with violence and assault occasioning bodily harm.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  assault crime spree knife runaway bay theft

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