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Charges Laid Over Armed Robbery & Burglaries, Wide Bay

Overnight Maryborough police located and arrested a man and woman wanted in connection to several recent alleged offences across the Wide Bay area.

Police will allege that a man and woman attempted to break into a Blackall Court, Urangan home around 9:00PM on Thursday with police being called to the address.

The pair fled the scene with the man scaling the roof of a nearby home.

The woman fled on foot and was tracked by a police dog and handler through several properties and a nearby school before being taken into custody in Garden Drive around 9.30pm.

Police negotiated with the man with him voluntarily coming down off the roof shortly after 1:00AM.

Detectives from Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a 35-year-old Richlands woman with 15 offences including four counts of stealing after previous conviction, three each of burglary and commit indictable offence and receiving tainted property, two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and one each of trespass, obstruct police and unlicensed driving.

A 33-year-old Tiaro man has been arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant. Investigations are continuing into several alleged offences.

Both are due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Friday.