Woman threatened with knife during car jacking

A man, 38, is arrested at the corner of Ramsay St and South St on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.
A man, 38, is arrested at the corner of Ramsay St and South St on suspicion of attempted armed robbery. Tara Miko

UPDATE: A man who has been charged with armed robbery after an attempted car jacking in Geddes St had earlier attempted to steal a car from a home, police have alleged.

More details of the alleged car jacking have been made public by police and one of the victims has described the incident.

Police said at 11.35am yesterday the man entered the front yard of a home in Schloss St and demanded the occupant who was standing near his vehicle to hand it over.

It will be further alleged the man then produced a knife.

The occupant did not comply with his demands and the man walked away from the address.

A police spokesman said the occupant did not suffer any physical injury.

Following that incident police said the man walked in front of a vehicle travelling along Geddes St.

According to police the woman driving the vehicle stopped and the man approached the driver's side door still armed with the knife.

The woman immediately drove away.

The woman did not suffer any injuries and police located and arrested the man a short distance away.

A 38-year-old man from Rangeville was charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of possession of a knife in a public place. He is due to face Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

EARLIER: A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to car jack two people in Centenary Heights today.

Police arrested the 38-year-old man at the corner of Ramsay and South St about 12.10pm after investigations into two incidents earlier today.

Police will allege the man, armed with a knife, attempted to "rob two individuals of their motor vehicles", CIB Detective Sergeant John Cunningham said.

Toowoomba CIB detectives swooped on the intersection after the man was tracked from another location in Centenary Heights.

Det. Sgt Cunningham said the man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of possessing a knife in public.

The man will be kept in custody and is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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