Police helicopter tracks seven teens aged 13-15 in stolen car following violent smash and grab

SIX boys and a girl aged between 13 and 15 have been arrested and charged over a violent armed robbery in Brisbane’s south.

It’s alleged the group piled into a stolen vehicle and drove to a service station on Compton Road at Runcorn about 8.30pm on Friday.

One of the boys then allegedly used a hammer to smash down the servo’s sliding doors before all seven teens ransacked the store.


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Police said they fled the scene in the stolen vehicle a short time later, carrying cash and other items.

It wasn’t long before they were spotted by the police helicopter driving south through Logan.

It’s alleged a 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel.

Police said the vehicle stopped on Herses Road at Eagleby to let five boys out before driving off again.

The five boys tried running from the vehicle but were tracked down and apprehended by the dog squad.

Polair monitored the stolen vehicle from the air as it was driven to Armstrong Road at Loganlea where it stopped underneath an overpass.

There, officers arrested the 14-year-old driver and a 13-year-old female passenger as they got out of the car.

The teens, one each from Eagleby, Marsden, Woodridge, Camira, Loganlea and Kingston, have all since been charged with armed robbery in company and unlawful use of the motor vehicle.

They will be dealt with under the Youth Justices 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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