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Pair Charged Over Carjacking

UPDATE | Two people have been charged after allegedly stealing a car in Pialba and driving it to the Sunshine Coast on Friday where it was involved in a dramatic crash.  

At 10:00AM on Friday, a woman was by her car on Charlton Esplanade, when she was approached by a man and a woman who threatened her with a firearm demanding her car.

They then drove away in the woman’s white Toyota Corolla.

The man drove the car from Hervey Bay to Maryborough and onto the Maryborough-Cooloola Road and Tin Can Bay Road to Gympie. The driver continued to travel south on the Bruce Highway.

At 12.08pm, Police began following the vehicle at Forest Glen along the Bruce Highway just after Maroochydore Road.

The vehicle was seen to be swerving in and out of traffic and has side swiped another car before rolling south of Roys Road, Beerwah at 12.17pm.

The driver of the side swiped car was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital as a precaution.

A 27-year-old Seaforth man has been charged with, two counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property, evade police. He has further been charged with one count of robbery whilst armed and in company, common assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession shortened firearm, possession of explosives (ammunition) and stealing.

A 24-year-old Mackay woman has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count of robbery whilst armed and in company and common assault.

Both will appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Saturday.  

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

BREAKING UPDATE | A man and woman are being taken into custody following a car jacking in Hervey Bay earlier.  

A man is accused of taking her White Corolla from a location near the Water park on The Esplanade at 10:05AM. 

He was reported to be travelling south on the Bruce Highway towards Gympie.

7 News broadcast vision of the capture of the man and a female passenger on the Bruce Highway.

The vehicle rolled south of Roys Road.

The vision showed a woman and then a man being led to a police car and a shotgun being fetched from inside the vehicle.    

There are major delays in the area.  

Three patients have been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after the stolen car collided with another car and rolled on the Bruce Highway southbound at the Johnston Road off-ramp.

EARLIER | A woman has had her car stolen at gunpoint in Hervey Bay.

A man is accused of taking her White Corolla from a location near the Water park on The Esplanade at 10:05AM.  The Water Park isn't too far from the caravan park.

He is believed to be travelling south on the Bruce Highway towards Gympie.

Police are asking people not to approach the car as the driver is believed to be armed.

A description of the man is yet to be released.  

By Michelle Brewer