Pair goes on bizarre Christmas crime spree

AN IPSWICH man was hit over the head with a spanner after he disturbed two people breaking into a vehicle on Christmas Day.

Police called in the dog squad to track down a man and woman accused of assault, attempted armed robbery and evading police in a string of bizarre events that began in Ironbark, north-west of Ipswich, about 7.50pm.

A 47-year-old Pine Mountain man was struck in the head after going to investigate the sound of breaking glass coming from the driveway of a home on Schultzes Rd.

Police said the victim approached a man and woman who had smashed the window of a car sitting in the driveway.

He sustained a large cut to his head and had to be treated at Ipswich Hospital.

Meanwhile, the offenders fled in a vehicle, later flagging down a passing motorist on Schultzes Rd.

They smashed the window of the car and tried to steal property from the 21-year-old driver, but were unsuccessful and again fled empty handed.

The driver, from Brookfield, was not injured.

Police later spotted the offenders' vehicle on Walloon-Rosewood Rd and attempted to intercept it.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and the vehicle was later found dumped in John St, Rosewood.

The dog squad was called in and managed to locate the man and woman in bushland near the car.

Police said a 37-year-old Cairns man hit out at the police dog and was bitten while being taken into custody.

The man and a 21-year-old Brisbane woman were treated at Ipswich Hospital for what were believed to be minor injuries.

The pair was remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court again on Thursday



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