Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Pursuit Linked to Crimes at Glenwood and Cooroy; Drugs, Cash and Guns Uncovered in Raids across Region

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Pursuit Linked to Crimes at Glenwood and Cooroy; Drugs, Cash and Guns Uncovered in Raids across Region

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Byline: Scott Kovacevic and Francesca McMackin

SIX people have been arrested and are facing more than 45 charges following Wednesday's high-speed chase through the streets of Gympie and a series of police raids.

Three of the six have been refused bail over a botched robbery in which a senior police officer was allegedly struck by the getaway car.

Police will allege Cooroy officer-in-charge Sergeant Mal Scott had foiled a break-in at the local Mitre 10 hardware store early on Monday when he was hit by a car while attempting to arrest one of the offenders.

One man was arrested in Gympie on Wednesday while subsequent raids across the region netted four further co-accused.

Harley James Grambower, 23, of Gympie, is charged with more than 30 offences including serious assault of a police officer, possession of firearms, possession of dangerous drugs and a number of stealing and driving related charges.

His alleged accomplice Ashley David Percy Will Leis, 25, of Gympie, is charged with 10 driving, drug and property related offences. …

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