Dangerous operation charges at Townsville

Two men have been charged following the dangerous operation of a stolen car in Townsville this morning.

At 8.30am, two men were sighted by police driving dangerously along Riverway Drive in Rasmussen. One man was believed to be wielding a firearm at the time.

As a result, a short-authorised pursuit commenced and a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed.

The stolen car then crashed along Ross River Road where the driver was taken into custody.

The passenger of the car fled on foot, before climbing onto the roof of a nearby residential address on Tibarri Street in Kirwan.

After negotiations he voluntarily came down from the roof and was taken into custody.

Both men a 31-year-old man from Millchester and a 25-year-old Douglas man have been charged with a number of offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, various property offences including stealing and enter premises with intent.

A replica handgun was located at the scene.

Both men are due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow (November 26).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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