The older man is in critical condition after being "threatened by a duo wielding a samurai sword on a violent killing spree".
- Man and woman were charged with alleged violent crime on Friday
- The crimes include two armed robberies and a house invasion, the police said on Saturday
- Elderly man was taken to hospital after allegedly being severely attacked
An older man was left in critical condition after allegedly being threatened by a man and woman wearing a samurai sword during a violent killing spree.
The duo was indicted on Friday afternoon and evening after two suspected armed robberies and a house invasion in the Townsville area.
The insult allegedly started when a taxi driver picked up a man and two women from a venue on Charters Towers Road and drove them to Pallarenda, a suburb on Townsville Beach.
Police say the male passenger asked the 25-year-old taxi driver to get out of the car, but he refused.
An older man was left in critical condition after allegedly being threatened by a man and woman wearing a samurai sword during a violent killing spree
The man reportedly hit the driver in the face and a passenger took a knife from the back seat and forced the driver to flee the car.
After the kidnapping, the trio drove along Cape Pallarenda Road before leaving the vehicle in the Jezzine Barracks a short time later.
At 9:30 p.m., a 23-year-old had parked his car in a fitness parking lot in Hyde Park when he was allegedly approached by a man who threatened him with a samurai sword.
The man allegedly drove away with the victim's car and a passenger.
Police say they saw the same vehicle driving down Palmerston Street and the male driver swung a samurai sword out of the window.
They tried to stop the car, but it sped off.
The police continued to follow the vehicle until it allegedly crossed a medium strip and drove on the wrong side of the road.
At around 10 p.m., the car was reportedly driven into empty land in Cranbrook and the passengers fled.
A 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman will appear in front of the Townsville Magistrates Court on Saturday
The police immediately initiated a search of the area and received reports that a man tried to barricade himself in a house.
The officers entered the house and found a 69-year-old with serious injuries.
You will argue that the older man, who did not know the man and the woman, was the victim of serious assault.
He was taken to hospital with several head injuries and other injuries.
The police detained the man and woman, where they have been charged since.
A 23-year-old man was charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, serious physical injury, frequent bodily harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and deliberate and deliberate entry into the apartment.
A 20-year-old woman has been charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, serious physical injury, willful harm and willful entry into the home.
They will both appear in front of the Townsville Magistrates Court on Saturday.