Teens charged over wild crime spree across Gold Coast

THREE teenagers have been charged over a wild, three day crime spree across the Gold Coast and Logan.

The trio, two boys and one girl, are accused of breaking into homes at Ormeau, Bethania, Waterford West and Loganlea where they allegedly threatened residents with weapons including a knife, tomahawk and axe.

They’re also accused of stealing a number of vehicles, including one from Oxenford on the Gold Coast, where they allegedly robbed an 82-year-old man of his car-keys and car whilst armed with knuckle dusters.


The alleged incidents happened between Tuesday November 20 and Thursday November 22.

Following ongoing investigations, police managed to track down the trio at a home at McDowall on Saturday.

An 18-year-old Logan man was charged with four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts each of armed robbery and burglary and one counts each of fraud and attempted fraud.

A 17-year-old Logan boy was charged with three counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and armed robbery, four counts of fraud, two counts of burglary and one count each of attempted robbery, entering a dwelling and attempted fraud.

A 16-year-old McDowall girl was charged with three counts each unlawful use of a motor vehicle, armed robbery and fraud, two counts of burglary and one count each of attempted fraud, entering a dwelling and arson.

The older man is due to appear at the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court today, while the younger male and female will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

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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