One half of 'Bonnie and Clyde' pair remanded in custody

Police are searching for a man wanted over a shooting at Lowmead.
Police are searching for a man wanted over a shooting at Lowmead. Contributed

 

UPDATE 3.30PM: HALF of a fugitive couple dubbed "Bonnie and Clyde" has been remanded in custody.

Ipswich woman Christel Keitha Harrison, 29, remained in the watch house and was not brought into Toowoomba Magistrates Court when more than 20 charges against her were mentioned.

Her solicitor Kevin Rose told the court his client was on a return to prison warrant and no application for bail would be made at this time.

The charges arise from an alleged crime spree involving Harrison and a male co-accused who remained at large.

Harrison has been charged with 12 counts of burglary, five of unlawfully using motor vehicles, two of armed robbery, three of stealing, and one each of grievous bodily harm, entering a premises with intent, trespass and wilful damage.

Among the alleged offences is an incident on July 22 in which an 82-year-old man was shot in the leg at Lowmead in central Queensland.

Mr Rose told the court his client denies any involvement in the shooting incident and would contest other charges.

Harrison was arrested in Warwick on Wednesday.

Acting Magistrate Roger Stark remanded Harrison in custody and adjourned all matters for mention back in the same court on September 2 with the defendant to appear by video link to the women's prison.

Investigations are continuing with police still looking for Harrison's co-accused.

He is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20-30 years, of skinny build with scruffy, shoulder length hair.

It is believed he may be in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane, Gympie or Rockhampton areas.

Police are urging anyone who spots the man not to approach him but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

UPDATE 12.45PM: Police investigating an incident on July 22 in which an 82-year-old man was shot in the leg have charged a 29-year-old woman with grievous bodily harm, armed robbery with violence and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The Ipswich woman was arrested at Warwick on Wednesday and has been charged with 27 offences.

She is also expected to face court on a second count of armed robbery with violence, four additional counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, three counts of stealing, 12 counts of burglary and one count each of enter premises and commit indictable offence, attempted enter premises, wilful damage and trespass.

The charges relate to offences alleged to have been committed since July 17 in Rockhampton, Lowmead, Gympie, Warwick, Toowoomba, Brisbane and Ipswich.

She is expected to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.

Investigations are continuing with police still looking for a man who may also be able to assist with their investigations.

He is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20-30 years, of skinny build with scruffy, shoulder length hair. 

It is believed he may be in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane, Gympie or Rockhampton areas.

Police are urging anyone who spots the man not to approach him but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Earlier: One half of an alleged "Bonnie and Clyde" crime duo believed to be behind a massive crime spree across the state was arrested in Warwick on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Warwick police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) said a 29-year-old woman had been found at a residence in Albion St about noon and taken into custody.

The woman and her alleged male partner are wanted in relation to a string of armed robberies, break-ins and car thefts across Queensland since July 17, including in Warwick.

It is believed an elderly man shot in the leg at Lowmead in central Queensland last week is a victim of the pair, the male half of whom (pictured) is still on the run and is considered dangerous.

The CIB spokesman said the woman would appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Thursday, with detectives from Gladstone having travelled to Warwick to question her.

He said she was found as a result of information from the public and did not resist arrest.

Police say the couple is wanted over at least three car thefts, including a white ute they allegedly stole from the 82-year-old man after shooting him at his Lowmead home on July 22.

The ute was found dumped at Gympie two days after the home invasion, with the man thought to have been targeted randomly.

A vehicle previously believed to have been used by the man and woman, a black Holden Commodore, was located at Woodridge on Sunday.

The couple's crime spree is believed to have begun on July 17 with a burglary in Gympie, followed by a string of other offences in Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Goodna, Ipswich and Warwick.

The man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20-30 years, of skinny build with scruffy, shoulder length hair.

Police are urging anyone who spots the man not to approach him but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



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