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West Ipswich, Queensland: Video shows man allegedly trying to break into bike shop with EXCAVATOR

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Stunning video shows a man allegedly trying to break into a motorcycle shop using an EXCAVATOR and pull out two bicycles – before leading police on a wild chase down a railroad and suburban streets

  • 41-year-old arrested for alleged break-in at Queensland motorcycle shop
  • The man reportedly used a yellow digger to smash the store’s windshield
  • Arrested by police after allegedly riding on a railroad with the front loader
  • Bail Denied; he was due to appear before the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Friday










Shocking video captures the moment a man allegedly attempted to break into a motorcycle shop using a stolen backhoe before fleeing over a railway track while trying to evade police.

Footage shows the 41-year-old man allegedly using the front loader to smash the shop window before pulling two motorcycles onto a hook in West Ipswich in southeastern Queensland around 4am on Friday.

The man reportedly dropped the bikes when police arrived and fled on the backhoe through nearby suburban streets before crossing a railway line.

The camera shows a 41-year-old man allegedly smashing through the windshield of the motorcycle shop before attaching two bicycles to the front beam of the loader

The man is said to have damaged fences and property while driving erratically.

The rail network was shut down during the chase, but police said a stationary train at Ipswich railway station sustained minor damage.

Queensland Police said the excavator then drove through more suburban streets and bushland before the driver stopped at Dinmore train station and fled on foot.

The man was reportedly followed by a police dog brigade and found in tall grass in a creek just before 5 a.m.

He allegedly used the vehicle's beam to smash the Brisbane Road store's windshields

He allegedly used the vehicle’s beam to smash the Brisbane Road store’s windshields

The Dinmore man was arrested and denied bail.

He was due to appear in Ipswich court on Friday, charged with entering buildings and committing a criminal offense to break through.

The man is also charged with dangerously driving a motor vehicle, entering a railroad track, two charges of each unlawful use of a motor vehicle and willful damage and one of obstruction of law and police evasion.

The vehicle reportedly crashed through a fence and entered a Queensland Rail corridor

The vehicle reportedly crashed through a fence and entered a Queensland Rail corridor

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