Boy, 15, charged after stealing car with baby inside

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged after allegedly stealing a car with an eight-month-old baby in it from outside a house at Logan.

Police said the teen jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off after the owner “momentarily parked the vehicle” on Prestige Drive at Marsden about 4.50pm last Saturday, police said.

What the teen didn’t know was he had taken a car with an eight-month-old baby still strapped inside.


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Thankfully, police said the baby boy was located a short time later, found by a member of the public on Gilmore Road, still in his baby seat.

The baby was unharmed and reunited with his parents after being checked over by paramedics.

Today, Detectives arrested a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address in Fortitude Valley.

The boy has since been charged with a long list of offences, including two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one of endangering a child by exposure.

The 15-year-old is also facing charges of stealing, fraud and unlicensed driving and will be dealt with under provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

 

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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