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Robbery with violence, Cranbrook

Police have arrested a man following investigations into two violent robberies in Cranbrook on Wednesday morning.

It will be alleged, a 20-year-old man who was subject to supervision by Queensland Corrective Services removed his GPS tracking device.

Around 10.50am, the man allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old boy on Cranbrook Street before stealing his bicycle.

He then rode to Bergin Road before allegedly confronting an 83-year-old woman, grabbing her car keys on a lanyard around her neck and fleeing in her vehicle.

Around 2.20pm, police intercepted the stolen vehicle on the Bruce Highway north of Innisfail after officers deployed a tire deflation device.

The 20-year-old Stuart man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody without further incident. 

He has been charged with contravention of relevant order removing stated device, wilful damage, armed robbery, unlawful use of motor vehicle, dangerous operation a motor vehicle and evasion offence type 1 vehicle related.

The man is expected to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday.