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Police Overnight Crime Wrap – 9 March 2023

Appeal for information: Robbery, Mount Sheridan

Police are appealing for assistance after a 66-year-old man was assaulted and had his bike stolen at Mount Sheridan yesterday.

Initial investigations indicate around 10.30 am the 66-year-old White Rock man was riding his electric bike south on George Cannon Drive towards Mount Sheridan Plaza. The man passed a male pedestrian, who assaulted him, causing the man to be knocked from his bike. 

The male has then taken the man’s bike and left the scene on the bike towards the Murgatroyd Road overpass. A passing motorist noticed the injured man and called emergency services. The 66-year-old was transported to Cairns Hospital with suspected broken ribs.

The offender is described as possibly Pacific Islander in appearance, approximately 18 years old, 160cm tall, with shaggy hair. He wore a black/grey t-shirt with a bright logo on the front and black shorts with a grey stripe downside. He was last seen riding the stolen black Merida electric mountain bike with a rear carrier and bag.

Police are appealing for anyone in the area who witnessed or may have captured the incident or offender on dashcam to contact police.

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Possess dangerous drugs, Westcourt

A 32-year-old Cairns North man was arrested this morning after his driving car was intercepted on Mulgrave Road, Westcourt.

Around 3 am this morning, officers were conducting patrols when they stopped a vehicle for a breath test. A search of the vehicle was conducted. Police located a clip-seal bag containing crystals they will allege as methylamphetamine. A glass pipe and knife were also allegedly found. The 32-year-old was charged with one count of possessing dangerous drugs, utensils and a knife in a public place and two counts of stealing.

He was bailed to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on March 24.

If you have information for the police, contact Policelink by providing information using the suspicious online activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Recent police reports are available here.

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