A YOUNG BOY has was a passenger in a ute that smashed into a power pole in Brisbane’s south, following a dramatic police chase.
It’s alleged the nine-year-old was also left waiting in the vehicle as two men broke into a home in Logan.
Police say two men and a woman were also in the vehicle when it arrived at a Hume Street address in Drewvale around 1.20pm on Friday.
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The woman remained in the vehicle with the child, while the two men allegedly forced entry into a home and stole property which they then loaded into the ute.
Witnesses alerted police who arrived a short time later and spotted the vehicle parked on Macquarie Way.
As police attempted to make an intercept, a woman got out of the ute, while two men stayed inside and sped away.
Officers spoke with the woman who allegedly claimed the vehicle had just been stolen from her with the boy inside also having been kidnapped, Police said in a statement late Friday night.
“PolAir was deployed to track the ute, which was observed travelling in a dangerous manner through Mount Gravatt, proceeding through numerous red lights and narrowly missing other cars,” the statement explained.
“The vehicle allegedly continued to travel at high speed through the south Brisbane and Logan districts, at one stage crossing through a service station carpark and just missing three children who were crossing the road.
Police began to follow the ute along Mount Petrie Road as it continued to be driven dangerously before it eventually lost control and crashed into a power pole on Winstanley Road in Carina Heights.”
The two men allegedly tried to make a run for it but were quickly arrested by police.
The child, who wasn’t injured, was safely recovered from the ute.
A 26-year-old Mount Gravatt East man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, deprivation of liberty, burglary, drink driving, driving unlicensed and two counts of fail to stop vehicle.
A 23-year-old Regents Park man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, deprivation of liberty, burglary and two counts of fail to stop vehicle.
A 36-year-old Boronia Heights woman has been charged with burglary.
All three are due to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court on April 8.
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