App leads police to stolen iPad and 4WD in Oxenford

It seems technology is on the law’s side.

Police were using an app to track down a stolen iPad and it appears it also lead them to the whereabouts of a stolen 4WD and now five teenagers have been arrested, accused to a string of offences across the south east.

It’s understood the iPad and vehicle were stolen during a break-in of a Gowan Road, Sunnybank Hills home sometime between the evening of December 19 and the morning of December 20.


Thieves stole personal property as well as two vehicles, the 4WD and a sedan.

The stolen ipad lead police to the Brisbane airport vicinity around 1.30 this morning, and to the stolen 4WD. Officers were able to successfully deploy a tyre deflation device on South Cross Way with the vehicle driving over it and damaging two tyres.

The 4WD continued driving on damaged wheels with police continuing to monitor the vehicle whilst keeping traffic away.

Around 2.15am the vehicle stopped at Oxenford and police arrested five teens – three girls aged 15, 15 and 16 and two boys aged 14 and 16.

All five teens are currently assisting with police inquiries into this incident as well as an alleged stealing incident at Calamvale and one from Wishart, and a burglary at Boronia Heights.

All three incidents are believed to have happened yesterday.