GOLD Coast detectives have charged a man following the alleged armed robbery of two women in separate incidents in Southport yesterday afternoon.
It will be alleged at around 2:40pm a woman was approached by a man at the intersection of Cotlew Street and Ferry Road. The man allegedly produced a large knife and demanded the woman's purse. The 28-year-old woman complied with the man's demands before he fled the scene.
Approximately 35 minutes later, another woman was approached by a man allegedly armed with a knife on Cloyne Road. The man allegedly demanded the woman's bag, punching her in the face. The 26-year-old woman complied with the man's demands before he fled the scene.
The man returned a short time later, allegedly stealing the woman's car which was parked nearby.
Police conducted substantial patrols in and around the Southport area before detectives took a man into custody at a Biggera Waters address.
A 33-year-old Biggera Waters man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today, August 29.
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.
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