Dramatic end to alleged crime spree
A RUNAWAY Bay man has been arrested after an alleged crime spree ended in a pursuit involving a Polair helicopter and stingers.
The 36-year-old man was driving a hired ute with a stolen motorcycle in the rear tray early this morning, according to a spokeswoman for Gold Coast Police.
The motorcycle was allegedly stolen from an address at Surfers Paradise.
Police allege the man was disturbed attempting to steal a jetski and trailer from Biggera Waters about 6.30am, before he took off on the stolen motorcycle.
The motorbike was later found abandoned at Pimpama, while the man was observed by police behind the wheel of another vehicle alleged to be stolen.
Evading officers, the man was tracked by Polair to Helensvale.
Police successfully deployed stingers on Helensvale Rd, near the intersection with Discovery Dr, and the man's alleged escape was halted.
He was arrested and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for a precautionary check.
Charges had not been laid as of 2.45pm.