21 April 2011

Car jackers barged police car

A REDBANK couple will appear in court this morning charged over a car-jacking and dramatic police pursuit.

The pair is accused of pulling over a man in a brand new Toyota Prado, which was driving south along Ipswich-Boonah Road at Coulson – about 40km south of Ipswich, at 11am yesterday.

The male offender allegedly produced a screwdriver and threatened the Prado's owner before he and his female partner took off in the four-wheel-drive.

Police will allege the car-jackers kept heading south until they got to Aratula, where they refuelled at the BP service station and took off again without paying.

They were spotted a short time later at the top of Cunningham's Gap, where a police officer parked his car directly behind the Prado to block its exit.

However the offenders allegedly barged the police vehicle out of the way and took off down the Range towards Warwick.

They were apprehended a short time later after dumping the stolen Prado in a campsite and attempting to break into a ranger's vehicle.

The man and woman were held in the Ipswich watchhouse overnight and will face Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Car jackers barged police car | Ipswich News | Local News in Ipswich | Ipswich Queensland Times

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