Community & Business

1 July, 2023

Charges laid after Dimbulah robbery

POLICE have charged a local man after an incident in Dimbulah on Sunday 18 June.

Charges laid after Dimbulah robbery - feature photo

It will be alleged that the man attended a business at about 6.20pm as the business was attempting to close and attempted to steal money from the till.

The man allegedly tried to grab the till and a brief physical tussle ensured with an employee before the man fled the scene with both employees following on foot.

The man was located and arrested by police a short time later where police will further allege the man was in possession of a knife.

The 22-year-old man will reappear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on 14 August, charged with one count attempted armed robbery.

Meanwhile, police have charged a 38-year-old Mareeba man after he was allegedly speeding on Holdcroft Drive, Moomin, at about 4pm on 17 June.

Police allege that the man was travelling at 152km/h in an 100km/h zone at the time of the intercept.

The man was issued with a traffic infringement notice for high end speeding of more than 40km/h over the limit and fined $1,653. The infringement notice incurred eight demerit points and a six-month high-speed suspension.


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