UPDATE @ 10.00 AM | FOUR teenagers have now been charged over a violent crime spree on the Gold and Tweed Coasts.
Three of the teens were arrested at a shopping centre just before 4pm on Monday after a dramatic cross-border chase ended in Tweed Heads South.
A 16-year-old boy has since been charged by NSW police with 13 offences including armed robbery, aggravated break enter and steal, aggravated enter dwelling with intent, police pursuit – dangerous driving, larceny (x2), being carried in conveyance and other serious offences.
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Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with being carried in conveyance, and hinder investigation.
They have all been refused bail to appear in court today.
Another 15-year-old boy was also charged on Tuesday with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and drug possession after being arrested at a home in Varsity Lakes by Queensland Police.
Police had been hunting the group over a violent rampage, which saw cars broken into and damaged, and a man assaulted.
EARLIER @ 9.20 AM | A 15-year-old boy has now been charged in relation to a wild crime spree on the Gold Coast.
The teenager was taken into custody after police searched a home at Varsity Lakes overnight.
“It will be alleged that upon searching the teen, officers located cannabis,” Qld police said in a statement.
He has since been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and drug possession.
Three other teenagers were arrested at Tweed Heads South following a dramatic cross-border chase on Monday afternoon.
Police say further charges are expected.
EARLIER@ September 25, 7.00 AM | A FOURTH teenager has been arrested over a violent crime spree on the Gold Coast.
The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody at Varsity Lakes around 8pm last night and is assisting police with inquiries.
It comes following the arrest of three teenagers, two aged 15 and a 16-year-old, after a dramatic cross-border chase which ended in Tweed Heads South just before 4pm on Monday.
The group were wanted over a wild rampage which began with cars being stolen from Benowa on Sunday night.
They’re then accused of smashing a window of an apartment block in Bundall before breaking into a number of cars in Bundall, Surfers Paradise and Tugun.
A man was also seriously assaulted after allegedly confronting the group as they tried to break into a car.
Investigations are ongoing.
EARLIER @ September 24, 6.00 PM | Several teens wanted over a wild overnight crime spree on the Gold Coast have been arrested after a dramatic cross-border chase this afternoon.
Police had been hunting up to five people over the violent rampage which began with cars being stolen from Benowa.
The group smashed a window of an apartment block in Waterford Court at Bundall before five cars were broken into in the car park.
Cars were also broken into on Gray St, Balmoral Avenue and Slayter Avenue.
Another five cars were later damaged in Tugun before more cars were also broken into in Surfers Paradise.
A man was also assaulted after confronting the group as they tried to break into a car on Fiesta Avenue.
Police were called to an address at Tallai this afternoon after reports of four armed youths in a car.
They were spotted a short time later on the M1 and chased across the border into New South Wales.
The pursuit reportedly made it to Murwillumbah before the group headed back to Tweed Heads where Police there deployed road spikes.
The group lost control and crashed on Minjungbal Drive outside Tweed City Shopping Centre before trying to flee.
Three people were arrested a short time later but one person remains on the run.
The shopping centre was placed into lockdown as Police searched for the remaining suspect, forcing shoppers to remain inside stores.