Police update: Man charged after investigation into robbery with violence at Rockhampton

Rockhampton detectives investigating an alleged robbery with violence incident that occurred in George Street around 7.30am on Sunday morning, October 17, yesterday arrested and charged a man.

A 23-year-old Yeppoon man appeared in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning charged with one count each of armed robbery in company using personal violence, serious assault of a person over 60, stealing and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. As well as two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Original media release issued October 19 – copied below

Detectives are appealing for public assistance regarding an ongoing investigation into a robbery with violence at Rockhampton on Sunday morning (October 17).

About 7.30am, police were called to a hotel on George street after a child and elderly woman were injured when a man stole their vehicle from the carpark.

The man approached the eight-year-old child who was placing items into the vehicle’s boot, pushing the child to the ground and taking the keys.

The elderly woman attempted to intervene and became involved in a struggle with the man before the vehicle was stolen and driven the wrong way down George Street.

The child and woman were taken to hospital for treatment of shock and minor injuries.

The vehicle was located damaged this morning at Beasley Street, Frenchville.

The man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, mid 20’s, approximately 158cm tall with a proportionate build. He has long black curly hair and brown eyes.

He may be in the company of a woman, described as Aboriginal in appearance, mid 20s, approximately 160cm tall with a proportionate build. She has long black hair and brown eyes.

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