Boy, 15, charged after stealing car with baby inside

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged after allegedly stealing a car with an eight-month-old baby in it from outside a house at Logan.

Police said the teen jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off after the owner “momentarily parked the vehicle” on Prestige Drive at Marsden about 4.50pm last Saturday, police said.

What the teen didn’t know was he had taken a car with an eight-month-old baby still strapped inside.


Thankfully, police said the baby boy was located a short time later, found by a member of the public on Gilmore Road, still in his baby seat.

The baby was unharmed and reunited with his parents after being checked over by paramedics.

Today, Detectives arrested a 15-year-old boy of no fixed address in Fortitude Valley.

The boy has since been charged with a long list of offences, including two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one of endangering a child by exposure.

The 15-year-old is also facing charges of stealing, fraud and unlicensed driving and will be dealt with under provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

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