A handcuffed man is taken into police custody.
A handcuffed man is taken into police custody.

Police raid drama hits Rocky street

By MIKARLA THURECHT

THE air was thick with curiosity on Rockonia Road yesterday as resi- dents clambered on to the footpath to get a better glimpse of what was going down in their neighbourhood.

It looked more like a Hollywood movie scene than your average North Rockhampton suburban street.

Police cars were scat- tered everywhere and detectives continued to arrive in a stream of unmarked cars.

And who could forget the sight of Special Emergency Response Team officers walking around in what looked like full combat gear with large guns.

A manned double road block ? on Rock- onia Road between Stack and Graham streets ? proved little match for the prying eyes of locals living in- side the blocks.

A group of university students watched casu- ally from the roadside as police tried to nego- tiate with two male per- sons over a loud- hailer.

More people were sprinkled along the street, contentedly watching the action. Two residents even left their home and drove right through the middle of the scene, un- aware of what was hap- pening.

After a short time, police emerged from a home with a tat- tooed and handcuffed man clad only in a pair of red shorts. Another man, who was hand- cuffed earlier, was also taken away by police.



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