Robbery and dangerous driving charges at Vincent

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with multiple serious offences after a stolen vehicle crashed into a residence in Vincent this morning.

It is alleged a man forced his way into a Blaxland Crescent residence around 4am before threatening a man and woman inside the house.

During the incident, the man allegedly threw furniture around and smashed a glass table.

When a 34-year-old man, who was at the address, attempted to leave in his car, the man allegedly opened the driver’s door and forced him out of the car before stealing it and driving off.

Police located the stolen car in Clement Crescent after it crashed into the front of a residence.

The man was arrested in the vicinity before being transported to Townsville Hospital as a precaution.

It is believed he was known to the woman in the Blaxland Crescent residence.

The 30-year-old Garbutt man has been charged with one count of robbery, three counts of wilful damage and one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, evade police, driving whilst disqualified and obstruct police.

He is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday, June 22.

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