Couple arrested after police chopper tracks stolen car

A MAN and a woman have been charged with 18 offences between them after they were allegedly caught driving around in a stolen car on the Gold Coast overnight.

The police helicopter began tracking the vehicle as it was being driven through Ashmore about 3am on Saturday.

Ground crews were called in and set up stingers at the intersection of Ashmore Road and Heeb Street to try and stop the vehicle.


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The car hit the stingers but kept driving along Ashmore Road for several kilometres before turning left onto Southport Nerang Road.

Crews on the ground intercepted the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Kamholtz Place, near the big brand factory outlets, moments later.

There, the 25-year-old male driver and his 30-year-old female passenger were arrested and taken into custody.

They have each been charged with burglary, dangerous operation and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and receiving tainted property.

The man is also facing additional charges of possessing dangerous drugs and obstructing police.

The pair is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

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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Send these jokers to hard labour prison farms