Teens arrested after breaking into Gold Coast home, stealing car

Five teenagers have been charged after allegedly stealing a Ford Ranger from a Gold Coast home in the early hours of this morning.

The juveniles allegedly entered a property along Chainey Avenue in Miami around 1.30am.

Once inside, the youngsters took the keys to a Ford Ranger ute before taking off in the vehicle.


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“A short time later at 1.50am the stolen vehicle was observed in Surfers Paradise on Orchid Avenue,” a Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC.

“A Tyre Deflation Device was successfully deployed at Ferny Avenue with the vehicle continuing on before eventually being abandoned at Lennie Avenue at Main Beach.”

Police scoured the area and tracked down all five juveniles nearby just after 2.20am.

The teens, including two 15-year-old girls, two 14-year-old boys and a 12-year-old boy have been charged with a string of offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary and unlawful possession of suspected stolen property.