Two men charged over attempted robbery at Collingwood Park

POLICE investigating the attempted armed robbery of a Collingwood Park convenience store yesterday afternoon have charged two men.

Police will allege that around 4.50pm a man entered the Collingwood Drive business armed with a knife and made demands for cash from a male employee.

The man left the store empty handed after a woman inside the store screamed. He fled the scene in a vehicle which had earlier been stolen from Bellbird Park.

At approximately 5.20pm the vehicle was spotted by police in the car park of a shopping centre on Redbank Plains Road. Police attempted to intercept the vehicle but it failed to stop.

The vehicle continued on for a short distance before coming to a halt after colliding with two vehicles on Redbank Plains Road.

Three male teenagers fled from the vehicle with two apprehended by police a short time later.

A 53-year-old Redbank Plains woman, the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

An 18-year-old Bellbird Park man has been charged with one count each of attempted armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault, threatening violence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop and unlicensed driving.

An 18-year-old Ellen Grove man has been charged with one count of each of attempted robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Both men have been remanded in police custody overnight and are due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning.

Police investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.