Ten teens arrested over string of car thefts, pharmacy robberies across the Gold Coast

Ten people between the ages of 12 and 19 have been arrested across the Gold Coast overnight, following a series of incidents.

Police say around a man and a teenage boy smashed into a business along Bienvenue Drive in Currumbin Waters around 10.30pm, before stealing a quantity of drugs.

Police attended and saw the two fleeing in a car, which they then tracked with the assistance of Pol Air.


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They found the car at the end of Currumbin Creek Road in Currumbin Valley.

A 17-year-old has been charged with break and enter, while a 19-year-old is still assisting police with inquiries.

Police then located two stolen vehicles in the area, which they say were unrelated to the robbery.

A Mercedes had crashed at the intersection of Valley Drive and Rosewood Crescent.

Three girls and a boy had abandoned it before they were arrested nearby.

Police also deployed tyre spikes to stop a stolen Jeep on Tomewin Mountain Road, arresting two girls and a boy at the seven.

Seven youths aged between 12 and 15-years-old were arrested over the two stolen vehicles. Police say they are currently questioning those involved.

Later, around 12.30am, two men smashed into a pharmacy on Ashmore Road with a sledge hammer, before stealing cash and fleeing.

Police then saw a Black Mazda 323 sedan speeding down Ross Street a short time later, which is the vehicle believed to be involved with a number of other pharmacy robberies over the weekend.

Officers used tyre spikes to stop the car on Robina Parkway around 30 minutes later, after it evaded police at both Bermuda Street and Markeri Street.

The occupants abandoned the vehicle, police caught one of them hiding near the Robina Town Shopping Centre.

A 19-year-old Mermaid Waters man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of break and enter.

He is expected to appear at Southport Magistrates Court today.

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.

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