Accused to face court for wielding knife in crime spree
POLICE have charged a man following investigations into three alleged armed robberies that occurred in the Goodna area over the last two days.
It will be alleged on Wednesday night around 10.30pm a man approached a 19-year-old woman from behind as she was using an ATM machine at a Goodna shopping centre.
He is alleged to have placed a knife against the woman and demanded money.
The woman has complied and the man then left the scene on foot.
It will be further alleged about 11.10pm a man has approached a taxi that was called to an Arkins Cres address and entered the vehicle.
While the driver was travelling it is alleged the man has produced a knife and made demands for money.
The driver complied and the man then exited the vehicle with the money.
In another incident police will allege a taxi was called to an Eric St address around 9.50am yesterday and upon arrival a man has entered the vehicle.
The driver has taken the man to Arkins Cres and as the car has stopped the man is alleged to have produced a knife and made demands for money.
The driver has complied and the man has then left on foot with a sum of money.
Following investigations into the alleged robberies detectives from Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch arrested and charged a 24-year-old Bellbird Park man with three counts of armed robbery.
He is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.