Police track down duo accused of cross-border chase in a stolen ute

A man and woman have been charged with a series of offences after allegedly stealing a ute and taking police on a chase through the Gold Coast and over the NSW border.

Officers spotted the white Toyota Hilux around 11.25am on Taveuni Street at Burleigh Waters displaying stolen number plates.

The driver is then accused of driving away at dangerously high speeds through the streets of Palm Beach and Tugun.


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Officers made several attempts to intercept the vehicle, however, it failed to stop and continued driving erratically, including on the incorrect side of the road at Galleon Way in Currumbin Waters.

The PolAir 1 tracked it to help crews on the ground, losing it at one stage as it crossed over into northern NSW.

The vehicle was later located in Highfield Drive at Merrimac where two alleged passengers were arrested, one person is believed to be one the run.

A 19-year-old Tallebudgera man has been charged with 10 offences including two counts of unlawful use of a vehicle; three counts receiving tainted property; and one count each of fraud, burglary, enter premises and commit an indictable offence, stealing and breaching bail conditions.

A 22-year-old Broadbeach Waters woman has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and failing to dispose of a syringe.

The pair is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

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