Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds, where two campers were taken captive and had their van stolen.
Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds, where two campers were taken captive and had their van stolen. Contributed

WANTED: Police seek man over Glastonbury syringe attack

UPDATE: FRIDAY 6.30am

Have you seen this man? He is wanted by police in their investigations into the Glastonbury creek Camping Ground attack on Monday morning, where two men were held captive with an uncapped syringe and had their van stolen.  

Police found the stolen van Hillview Ct in Gympie on Thursday afternoon after  several anonymous tip-offs from the public.  

The man (pictured) is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 175cm tall, of a slim build, aged in his 30s with short brown hair and blue eyes.  

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Police are appealing for members of the public who were in the Glastonbury area who may have seen the man to contact  Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.  

The two 25-year-old male campers from the Gold Coast who managed to flee after they were held captive for up to an hour were unharmed. 

 

THURSDAY 2.48pm: POLICE have found the van stolen from campers after a Gympie man allegedly held them captive with a syringe at the Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds on Monday.

The manhunt for a Gympie man and woman involved in the incident continues today, with police still searching for the vehicle they may be travelling in, a black Kia station wagon with registration plates 739MYW. 

The white 2010 Suzuki APV van with Queensland registration plates 807SXZ was found at Hillview Ct in Gympie yesterday afternoon.

Gympie CIB officer in charge Detective Sergeant Robert Lowry said officers had received several anonymous tip-offs from the public that helped police find the stolen van.

The two 25-year-old male campers from the Gold Coast were held captive for up to an hour as the Gympie man allegedly threatened them with an uncapped syringe.

They finally mustered the courage to flee, jumping a fence and running through forest until they found a house where they could call police. 

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.    

 

Police are searching for this stolen van after two men were held up at Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds yesterday morning.
Police are searching for this stolen van after two men were held up at Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds yesterday morning. Contributed

 

 

TUESDAY 4.28pm: POLICE have released a description of the Gympie man who allegedly held two campers captive with a syringe at the Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds on Monday morning before the campers' van was stolen.

Officers have identified the man and woman involved in the incident, but are yet to publicly name them as the manhunt goes on. 

The 31-year-old Gympie man is described as fair-skinned with a proportionate build, and has brown hair cropped on the sides with a checker pattern and longer on the top.

The 45-year-old Gympie woman has light brown to blonde long hair.

One or both of the offenders may also be in a black Kia station wagon with registration plates 739 MYW.

Police are still seeking information from anyone who has seen the stolen van, a white 2010 Suzuki APV van with Queensland registration plates 807 SXZ, similar to the one pictured above.  

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.    

 

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UPDATE 12:09pm

POLICE have revealed a Gympie man threatened two campers with a syringe in a Glastonbury campground yesterday morning, holding them against their will for up to an hour before they were able to escape.

Gympie CIB officer in charge Robert Lowry said two 25-year-old Gold Coast men were camping at the Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds on Monday when they heard a disturbance between a man and a woman at a neighbouring campsite between 8am and 9am.

When they attempted to intervene, the man became aggressive.

"As a result of that, a male person has threatened them with an uncapped syringe," Det Sgt Lowry said.

"He's basically detained them for a period of time under that threat."

The pair were held captive on a grassy area near the campsite for up to an hour before they make a break for freedom.

"They eventually got the courage to jump up and go, which is what they did," Det Sgt Lowry said.

They jumped a fence and fled through bushland until they found help at a nearby property on Greendale Rd, where they were able to call police at 11:18am.

They then returned to the campground with police officers to find their van stolen and the man and woman's car also missing.

One of the victims' phone was also stolen while they were held captive.

Police are still seeking information from anyone who has seen the stolen van, a white 2010 Suzuki APV van with Queensland registration plates 807SXZ.

Officers had earlier held concerns for the safety of the woman, but Det Sgt Lowry said that was no longer the case.

"That welfare issue has diminished, we still want to talk to her, but it appears that she's safe and well," he said.

EARLIER:

GYMPIE police are searching for any information following an incident at Glastonbury, where two men had their car stolen and were held against their will.

The incident occurred about 8am-9.30am yesterday morning at the Glastonbury Creek Camping Grounds on Greendale Rd.

Initial reports indicate the owners of the vehicle were held against their will and had their property, including their vehicle stolen.

The stolen vehicle is a white 2010 Suzuki APV van bearing Queensland registration plates 807-SXZ, similar to the one pictured below.

The victims, two males aged 25, were not injured.

Police are appealing for members of the public who were in the Glastonbury area yesterday who may have seen this vehicle to come forward as they hold concerns for its occupants.

Gympie Times


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