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.