Balaclava-clad robbers allegedly drove at police

UPDATE 4.15PM: TWO people charged after a woman was allegedly threatened in her front yard early this morning did not make bail applications in Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Delta Grace Barrett, 29, is charged with attempted armed robbery, fail to stop a motor vehicle, driving unlicensed, improper use of emergency call service and unlawful supply of weapons.

Shaquille Antonio Chapman, 21, is charged with attempted armed robbery, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and fail to stop.

Both will appear in Ipswich Magistrate's Court tomorrow.

EARLIER: POLICE have charged a man and woman after a Raceview resident was allegedly threatened with a gun in her front yard this morning.

It will be alleged at about midnight a man and woman wearing balaclavas jumped the fence of a property on Cemetery Rd and produced what appeared to be a shotgun.

The pair allegedly made threats and demanded money from a 29-year-old female resident before leaving empty-handed.

It will be further alleged the two then made a hoax call to the Triple Zero emergency service.

The pair were later located by police in a car in the driveway of a residence on Eastfield Ct at Deebing Heights.

Police approached the vehicle which then allegedly reversed at speed towards the officers before driving into a fence.

A man and woman were arrested at the scene.

The 21-year-old man has been charged with attempted armed robbery, dangerous operation of a vehicle, fail to stop a motor vehicle, driving of a motor vehicle without a licence, contravene direction and improper use of emergency call service.

The 29-year-old woman has been charged with attempted armed robbery, fail to stop a motor vehicle, driving of a motor vehicle without a licence, improper use of emergency call service and unlawful supply of weapons.

Both are due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning.

No one was physically injured as a result of the incident.



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