Goondiwindi man bailed for alleged armed robbery

A Goondiwindi man has been bailed after allegedly wielding a machete while robbing a Goondiwindi service station.

The man allegedly stole $659 before running out of the service station and jumping into a nearby car.

The 22 year-old is currently on a bail undertaking for robbery with violence and will appear before the Goondiwindi Magistrates court on August 4.

In other news, at 12pm on Monday, July 1, a 22 year old male from Goondiwindi caused a public nuisance outside an address along Marshall Street, Goondiwindi.

The male threatened to burn a house down.

Police attended and spoke to the male who was arrested and transported to the Goondiwindi watchouse for threatening violence. He was later released by Police and handed an infringement notice valuing $400.

At 11.5pm on July 4, Police observed a vehicle traveling at 106kph in an 80kph zone along Boundary Road, Goondiwindi. The vehicle was intercepted. The 42 year-old male driver from Deception Bay didn't realise the speed limit. The man provided a alcohol breath test which was positive. He was transported back to the Goondiwindi Station for further tests.

He again provided again a positive reading of 0.067.

The driver was fined $444 and 4 demerit points for exceeding the speed limit, his licence was suspended and he was handed a notice to appear to before the Goondiwindi Magistrates Court for drink driving.

Police have welcomed a council decision to introduce CCTV cameras throughout Goondiwindi.

"Council sought input from the QPS for location of the cameras and it will certainly help us with the prevention and detection of offences in the township," Officer-in-Charge of the Goondiwindi Police Snr-Sgt Richard McIntosh said.

Cameras will be placed at Redmond Park, Sandhurst-Street Park, Riddles Oval, Main Street Park, McLean Street near the old Border Bridge and the Marshall-Herbert Street roundabout. It was all a part of council camera policy which highlighted problem areas in Goondiwindi, Texas and Inglewood.

The Goondiwindi cameras are stage one of a roll out. The priority was largely based around traffic volumes, vehicles and foot, history of vandalism or bad behaviour and general protection of council property.

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