Charges laid after Brissy to Rocky crime spree
A man has been charged with multiple offences after an alleged crime spree spanning across two Queensland cities.
Police say the 40-year-old man stole a car from a Brisbane shopping centre on February 18, drove it to a Rockhampton service station and stole fuel.
A short time later witnesses saw the Honda drive into an Allenstown service station, where it will be alleged a woman exited the vehicle and stole fuel, then drove off leaving the woman behind.
The car was later found abandoned in Nine Mile Road, Pink Lily and a short time later attended a quarry at Fairy Bower.
Police say the man entered the quarry without permission and attempted to start a front-end loader before being challenged by an employee and fleeing on foot.
The next at the same quarry, staff found the man sleeping in the bucket of a loader, fleeing the scene when woken.
Investigators located the man at a North Rockhampton address on Monday and he was charged with two counts each of stealing, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and trespass. He was also charged with one count each of attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driving.
He was due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday