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.
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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.