FIVE boys, aged as young as 12-years-old, have been arrested and charged over a terrifying carjacking and joyride across Logan and the northern Gold Coast at the weekend.
It’s understood that around 7.45pm on Saturday, a 45-year-old man was reversing his vehicle out of a driveway on Garfield Street in Woodridge when he was approached by a teenage boy armed with a metal pole.
“It will be alleged the teen threatened the man demanding he get out of the car,” Qld Police said in a statement.
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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.”
The car was spotted by polair driving through Woodridge at around 8.25pm, with the vehicle failing to stop for police.
It eventually came to a stop when the vehicle lost control and struck a roundabout in Ormeau.
Five teens, aged between 12 and 18, were found inside the car and arrested.
An 18-year-old man from Woodridge was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing (fuel).
A 16-year-old boy from Edens Landing was 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.