Alleged serial thief arrested after trying to flee police in stolen car

A MAN believed to be linked to a number of thefts in the Ormeau, Gaven, and Burleigh Waters area has been arrested.

The 25-year-old, from Tweed Heads, was taken into custody on Monday after being spotted driving an alleged stolen car in Currumbin.

“The driver attempted to flee police in the vehicle and subsequently struck a number of other vehicles before becoming immobilised,” officers said in a statement.


He was arrested at the scene.

Upon investigation, police discovered it is alleged the man is linked to multiple thefts in Ormeau, Gaven, and Burleigh Waters.

He has since been charged with multiple theft and traffic offences and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 19.