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Woman wanted after Qld siege

A woman is wanted for questioning over her involvement in an armed robbery and carjacking that led to a three-hour siege between Queensland police and a man in a Gold Coast bowser.

The pair, both aged 29, allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a firearm and forced him to drive to a service station located on Ferry Road in Southport about 7.45pm on Friday.

There, the man shattered the glass door of the business with the firearm before threatening an employee, leaving with cash from the till and demanding the keys to a sedan, police said.

He then stole a different sedan at gunpoint from another service station before dropping off the woman at a unknown address.

The man allegedly stole a fourth car at the intersection of Wardoo and Johnston Streets by threatening the four occupants with his firearm.

Police successfully stopped the car with spikes on Nerang Street.

The man fled the car and ran to another service station where he allegedly threatened the employee, who escaped, and police officers who arrived soon after.

Police locked down the area around the siege until negotiators talked the man out three hours later and he was arrested at midnight.

The man has been charged with 15 offences including five counts of armed robbery and two counts of serious assault on police while armed.

He remains in hospital and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

A photo of the woman has been released and police have urged members of the public to come forward with any relevant information.

© AAP 2019