Man charged over alleged violent robbery at Maroochydore

March 2, 2023 7:04 am in by
Queensland Police Service.

A man has been charged following an alleged robbery with violence in Maroochydore.

Initial investigations indicate around 2.30pm yesterday a 29-year-old man was allegedly punched in the face and had his vehicle, a red corolla, stolen by another man in the carpark of a Horton Parade shopping complex.

During the assault, police will allege the victim was dragged from the vehicle and a short struggle ensued where the victim raised the alarm with a passer-by.

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Police stopped the vehicle from exiting the carpark at the intersection of Amaroo Street and Maroochydore Road and took the alleged driver, a 43-year-old Marcoola man into custody without incident.

The victim sustained minor facial injuries and was treated at the scene.

The 43-year-old Marcoola man has been charged with one count each of robbery, unlawful entry of a motorvehicle, unlawful use of a motorvehicle and driving UIL. He was granted police bail and will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Wednesday March 22.