VIDEO: Dramatic dog squad arrest after kidnapped man escapes
FOUR people are facing charges after a dramatic dog squad arrest at Burpengary, early Saturday morning, following a kidnapping on the Gold Coast.
The group allegedly stole the vehicle from Southport after entering an apartment on Marine Parade just after 6pm on Friday night.
After entering the apartment, they allegedly forced the 30-year-old male victim into his car before driving off.
They also allegedly stole a motorcycle owned by the man.
The man was allegedly driven to a location nearby where the group made threats and assaulted him, before he managed to escape the car after it stopped at a service station on Brisbane Road at Labrador.
Emergency services were called to the service station where a 30-year-old man was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious facial injuries.
Around 1am on Saturday, Moreton's Dog Squad officers were called to a stolen BMW X5 located on Aquatic Centre Drive in Burpengary, north Brisbane.
A 21-year-old woman and 34-year-old man were arrested without incident while a 25-year-old man, allegedly obstructed police and was apprehended by a police dog.
A 26-year-old man handed himself into police in Brisbane around 2pm yesterday.
Gold Coast Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn praised the cooperative police work to locate and apprehend the alleged offenders quickly.
"Significant resources were deployed to locate these alleged offenders and return the stolen property to the victim," he said.
"We remain absolutely committed to disrupting crime to ensure the safety of our communities."
A 25-year-old Arundel man, a 34-year-old Broadbeach man and a 26-year-old Varsity Lakes man were charged with one count each of kidnapping, enter dwelling with intent, armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm, and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
The 25-year-old man will also face charges of obstructing police and possessing dangerous drugs, while the 34-year-old man will also face charges of driving a vehicle without a licence and offences involving registration certificates.
The men were all refused police bail to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.
A 21-year-old Surfers Paradise woman will also appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today after being charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Originally published as VIDEO: Dramatic dog squad arrest after kidnapped man escapes