Armed robbery, Hervey Bay

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a vehicle in Torquay on Saturday night, April 15.

Initial investigations indicate at 8.10pm, a 17-year-old was sitting in his utility in a carpark along the Esplanade when he was approached by a man armed with what appeared to be a firearm.

The man demanded he get out of the vehicle. He complied and was not physically injured.

The man then got into the vehicle, a white 2005 Toyota Hilux dual cab without registration plates, and drove west on Freshwater Street.

At approximately 9pm, the same vehicle was sighted leaving a shopping centre carpark in Pialba along Stirling Drive.

It crashed into another vehicle that was stopped at red traffic lights before turning left toward Beach Road.

The driver of the other vehicle was not physically injured.

At approximately 9.30pm, police attempted to intercept the vehicle along Pialba Burrum Heads Road in Toogoom however the driver evaded officers.

Anyone with information or anyone who has recently sighted the vehicle or knows of its whereabouts is urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

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