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ROAD SPIKES USED TO APPREHEND MAN AFTER ALLEGED CAR JACKING

A man will face court after allegedly threatening a number of people with a firearm on the Gold Coast.

Police say at around 10:30am yesterday, the armed man attended a Meadowbank Drive address in Upper Coomera, and made threats towards a female resident.

It’s believed the two were known to each other.

A 67-year-old male neighbour intervened and attempted to disarm the man, before a struggle ensued and the man allegedly fled the scene in the female’s car.

Police say he then approached a vehcile on Guy Court at Oxenford, and threatened the 18-year-old female driver and her 16-year-old male passenger with the firearm.

The pair escaped, and the man drove away in their vehicle.

Police were eventually able to apprehend the man after deploying road spikes on the Tambourine-Oxenford Road in Oxenford, at around 11.30am.

No one was injured during the incident.

The man, a 21-year-old from Upper Coomera, has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of weapons.

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