Five charged over car thefts, dangerous driving across SEQ

Five people have been charged after a number of vehicles were stolen and driven dangerously across south east Queensland.

An Audi and a Hyundai, both believed to be stolen, were spotted travelling along Logan River Road in Beenleigh yesterday morning.

Police deployed a tyre deflation device to stop the Audi, but as the car was coming to a stop the Hyundai stopped by to pick up the driver before speeding off.


Police then allege the Hyundai then drove dangerously and at high speed along the M1, before going into a shopping centre car park in Loganholme.

Three people then allegedly got out of the vehicle and tried to get into a third car, a blue Holden sedan.

A 23-year-old Bundamba woman and a 34-year-old Marsden man were taken into custody at the scene.

The Holden was then spotted in Berrinba a short time later, before two people changed cars again, into a Ford sedan.

Police were able to stop that car with a tyre deflation device around 12.30pm on the M1.

A 29-year-old Wynnum man, 23-year-old Beenleigh man and 33-year-old Marsden man were taken into custody after trying to flee the scene on foot.

All five people have been charged and will front Beenleigh court.