A 16-year-old Brisbane boy has been arrested on the Gold Coast over a series of car thefts across the south east.
The teen came to the attention of police on Monday afternoon after he was allegedly spotted in a stolen BMW, taken from a home in Brisbane earlier in the day, at a building in Surfers Paradise.
When officers stopped the vehicle, the boy ran off but he was quickly detained by police.
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The 16-year-old has since been charged with two counts of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of receiving stolen property and possession of dangerous drug namely methamphetamine.
He is due to appear in Southport Children’s Court tomorrow.
Police are now looking into whether the incident may be linked to another theft in Mermaid Waters on Saturday in which a Land Rover was stolen.
Overnight an 18-year-old, also from Brisbane, was charged with numerous offences following an incident with police that involved a stolen Jaguar which was also taken from that same Mermaid Waters home.
Just yesterday, an 18-year-old and three other teens were arrested following a series of break and enters and car thefts on the Gold Coast.
It allegedly included a dramatic incident in Benowa on Saturday morning, in which thieves took off in the resident’s two luxury cars, despite desperate attempts from the owners to stop them.