Boys, 14 and 17, charged over violent week-long crime spree

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with a long list of serious offences after he and a 17-year-old boy allegedly embarked on a violent week-long crime spree across the Gold Coast.

The pair is accused of stealing two cars before trying to carjack a third at a service station at Miami.

The boys are first thought to have struck on April 27 when they allegedly nicked a Nissan Nivara from a house on Alison Road in Carrara.


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It’s alleged the teens used the Navara in a petrol drive off at a servo on Hooker Boulevard in Broadbeach Waters the following day.

Then, on May 1, the pair allegedly struck again, this time stealing a silver Subaru Forrester from outside a house on Lakeview Terrace in Benowa.

The boys then allegedly drove the Subaru to a service station on the Gold Coast Highway at Miami yesterday where it’s alleged they tried to carjack a third vehicle.

Police said the boys, one of whom was allegedly armed with a knife, allegedly walked up to a man at the servo and made demands for his car around 6.40am.

However, the man refused and the boys got back into the silver Subaru and drove off.

In a statement released this afternoon, police confirmed the two teens had been arrested and charged.

The 14-year-old boy from Carrara is facing charges of attempted armed robbery, unlicensed driving and multiple counts of unlawful use and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The older boy from Nerang has been charged with the same offences, as well as possessing a knife in a public place, fraud and assault police.

Police said investigations into the boys alleged crimes were ongoing.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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