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Teen faces court over robbery

ROUGH JUSTICE: A Goomeri teenager was given a hefty fine after a late night drive in an unsafe car.
ROUGH JUSTICE: A Goomeri teenager was given a hefty fine after a late night drive in an unsafe car.

ONE of the alleged gunmen who stole a car and lead police on chase down the Bruce Hwy on Anzac Day has faced court.

Billy Hadland was remanded in custody after he appeared in Caboolture Magistrates Court this morning.

The 19-year-old man from Caboolture faced a number of charges relating to the alleged robbery at Currimundi Marketplace this past Wednesday.

They were armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and a number of other offences in unrelated matters, including stealing and evade police.

Police alleged Hadland and another man pulled into the car park at Currimundi Marketplace in Caloundra about 10am, with the passenger approaching the driver's door of an adjacent parked vehicle, a red 1987 VL Holden Commodore.

One of the two men, allegedly armed with a firearm, demanded the male driver get out of the car.

Hadland and the other man then allegedly drove both the vehicles from the car park along Nicklin Way and eventually on to the Bruce Hwy.

The 24-year-old victim was not injured in the incident.

Police later found both cars burnt out, one at Beerburrum and the other near Caboolture.

Police are still searching for the second man who allegedly stole the second vehicle.

Hadland will next appear at Caloundra Magistrates Court on June 27.

He did not make an application for bail.


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