SWIFT Police work has seen five boys arrested for an alleged armed carjacking in Logan and joyride that came to a crashing halt on the Gold Coast.
Around 7.40pm on Saturday, a 45-year-old man was reversing his vehicle out of a driveway in Garfield Street in Woodridge, when he was approached by a male teenager allegedly armed with a metal pole.
Police say the teen threatened the driver and demanded he get out of the car.
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“The teen then jumped into the driver’s seat and was joined by a second teenage boy who was standing nearby, before the pair sped off in the vehicle,” Police said in a statement.
“Patrolling police spotted the alleged stolen vehicle driving through Woodridge at around 8.25pm with the vehicle failing to stop for police.
“Polair located the vehicle soon after and began tracking it.
“Around 8.40pm the vehicle lost control and struck a roundabout in Mavis Court, Ormeau, however it continued on for a short distance before coming to a stop in nearby Mark Porter Place.”
It’s believed the original two teenagers had picked up some mates on the way, with five boys found inside the vehicle.
They were all taken into custody without incident.
An 18-year-old man from Woodridge has been bailed to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on January 8 to face charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing (fuel).
A 16-year-old boy from Edens Landing has been charged with one count each of unlawful entry of a motor vehicle with intent to commit an indictable offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and dishonestly making off without paying (fuel).
A 15-year-old boy from Carbrook and a 12-year-old boy from Logan Central have each been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A 16-year-old boy from Woodridge is assisting police with their investigations.
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.