Two boys accused of stealing a car and running over its owner

UPDATE: TWO kids have been charged with an alleged crime spree which spread from Biggera Waters to Logan.

The boys, aged 14 and 16, are accused of stealing a car during a burglary at a home in Biggera Waters on Monday.

The owner and his wife spotted the duo, with a mate, approaching the vehicle on Coombabah Road at Runaway Bay around 10.45am yesterday.


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The 71-year-old man confronted them and demanded they give his car back.

Police say the stolen vehicle was then driven at the man, knocking him to the ground before being driven away. The man sustained minor head injuries.

His wife, who was driving their other car was treated for shock.

The incident sparked a ground and air search involving PolAir with a vehicle, which had allegedly been stolen from Underwood earlier in the day, spotted around 1.20pm.

It was driving along Brisbane Road at Helensvale and when it failed to stop was tracked by the Police helicopter and other police units to an address at Woodridge where two boys were arrested.

A 16-year-old Woodridge boy was charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, failing to stop a motor vehicle and stealing.

A 14-year-old Beenleigh boy was charged with three counts of burglary and one count each of fraud, trespass and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Police located the first stolen vehicle abandoned on Lagoon Park Drive at Maudsland yesterday afternoon and are now searching for a silver Mercedes Benz E250 which was stolen from a nearby residence.

Investigations into the hit and run incident and other subsequent offences are continuing.

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