13yo among three charged over cross-border chase in stolen car

A 13-year-old boy is among three people who have been charged over a wild cross-border police pursuit in an alleged stolen Mercedes SUV.

The chase unfolded around 4.00pm yesterday when police spotted the white Mercedes Benz, believed to have been stolen from a home in Surfers Paradise earlier on Thursday morning, travelling south along the M1.

Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, however, the car failed to stop and a police pursuit was initiated.


“The Mercedes continued south allegedly reaching speeds of approximately 150km/hr, before road spikes were deployed a short time later,” police said.

Due to the dangerous speeds, officers decided to terminate the pursuit, with the Mercedes continuing to drive erratically before it finally came to a stop on Bimbadeen Avenue in Banora Point.

The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old Queensland boy, was taken into custody despite resisting police during the arrest.

He has been charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, drive whilst unlicensed, two counts of resist officer in execution of duty, receive property stolen outside NSW and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

A 13-year-old Queensland boy was also charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and receive property stolen outside NSW, with both teens refused bail to appear in a children’s court today.

While a 23-year-old Worongary man was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, possess/attempt to prescribed restricted substance and receive property stolen outside NSW.

He was also refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.

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A 13yo now….what is going on in this society? Where are these idiot’s parents? What are the police doing about youth crime? What is the plan to deal with these criminals?

No plan. Juvies are untouchable and parents gave up long ago

yeah that was my sister and brother in laws car. family is fuming

Yes the new criminal strategy is for juveniles to do the break, enter and steal whilst under supervision from an adult, normally a family member. Then if caught, they know in most cases the juvenile will be let off scot free!

The 13 year old was released from Juvie two weeks ago.