Three teenagers, one aged as young as 13-years-old, have been charged over the alleged robbery of a home in Labrador.
A Gold Coast resident returned home around 10am on Tuesday to find the front door of their Brown Street property had allegedly been forced open.
It’s understood the resident closed and locked the door, allegedly while the three teenagers were still in the property, before calling police for help.
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However, before officers arrived on scene the trio had allegedly already fled from the back of the house.
Ongoing investigations then led police to an apartment complex on Adam Court where they were confronted by one of the teens who allegedly began throwing some of the stolen property from the home at officers.
During a search of the apartment, police allegedly recovered six designer watches, sunglasses and other jewellery items.
A 16-year-old boy has since been charged with one count of burglary, one count of unlawful possession and one count of failure to appear, while a 15-year-old girl has been charged with one count of burglary, one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle and one count of wilful damage.
A 13-year-old girl was also charged with one count of burglary and one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle.
Gold Coast District Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said property crime remains a key focus for officers.
“Gold Coast police, including detectives from Task Force Latro, continue to target property crime offenders in the area, and we’ll act quickly to ensure we hold offenders to account.”