Teen ‘hooning group’ members arrested in Gold Coast raids

TWO members of a local ‘hooning group’ have been arrested in a series of raids at Gilston.

Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols swooped on the properties on Tuesday after receiving a tip off.

“As a result of information received, officers executed a search warrant on two separate Gilston addresses where two men were taken into custody,” police said in a statement.


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At one of the properties, police allegedly located a huge stash of tyres, suspected of being being stolen from a tyre shop at Nerang in April.

An 18-year-old man from Gilston was charged with enter premises alternative receive and stealing alternative receive stolen property.

At the other property, officers uncovered a collection of 14 knives which were seized by police.

PHOTO: Qld Police

An 18-year-old man from Gilston has been given a notice to appear for the offence of possession of Category M weapons.

Both men are due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on August 24.

Senior Sergeant Mat Kelly from the Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrol said police will continue to focus to target the local hooning group and appealed for anyone with information about the group to contact police.

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.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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