Helensvale Incident

Police have charged two men in connection with two alleged break and enter incidents that occurred in Helensvale and Parkwood on the morning of 13 May 2024. Around 7am, two men armed with an iron bar reportedly entered a residence on Baynton Avenue, where they assaulted a 74-year-old man.

After the assault, they fled the scene, taking property from the house with them, escaping in a white Mercedes Benz. Emergency services arrived shortly after, and the elderly victim was transported to the hospital for observation. Despite extensive patrols, the police were initially unable to locate the offenders.

Parkwood Incident

At approximately 8.50am, the same day, police responded to another break-and-enter incident at Parkwood. The same white Mercedes Benz used in the Baynton Avenue incident was spotted. Following a brief foot chase, police detained and arrested two male suspects, aged 18 and 19.


The 18-year-old man from Logan faces seven charges, including:

  • Two counts of entering a dwelling to commit an indictable offense;
  • Two counts of serious assault of a person over 60;
  • Possession of a knife in a public place;
  • Unlawful use of a motor vehicle;
  • Obstruct police officer.

The 19-year-old man from Logan has been charged with eight offenses, including:

  • Two counts of entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offense.
  • Two counts of serious assault of a person over 60.
  • Possession of a knife in a public place.
  • Unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
  • Obstructing a police officer.
  • Assaulting a police officer.


Both men were to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on 14 May 2024. Such charges can attract a variety of penalties in Magistrates courts throughout Queensland, such as in Brisbane, Beenleigh, Townsville, and Rockhampton, and could be dealt with by way of:

  • a fine, for some offences;
  • probation;
  • community service;
  • suspended sentence;
  • parole; or
  • a period of imprisonment.

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