Four teenage boys have been charged over a series of terrifying alleged armed robberies across South East Qld yesterday.
The four teens, aged just 15 and 16, are accused of ambushing a couple on their driveway as they were commemorating ANZAC Day at Rangeville in Toowoomba.
It’s alleged they threatened the pair with a baseball bat and knives, forcing them back inside their home, where they stole mobile phones before fleeing in the couple’s Toyota Camry.
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The car was then driven to Wishart where the four teens spotted another vehicle in a driveway in Coora Street.
“It will be alleged three of the teens exited the stolen Camry and threatened a 27-year-old woman before stealing her Subaru XV,” Qld police said.
“Both stolen vehicles were driven away from the address and soon after, they came across a VW Tiguan travelling along Hurlestone Street at Wishart.”
Police say one of the stolen vehicles stopped in front of the Tiguan and one behind it, forcing the driver to stop.
One of the teens then opened the driver’s side door and allegedly threatened the 42-year-old male driver with a machete forcing him from the vehicle.
All three stolen vehicles were then driven away.
Following ongoing investigations into the brazen carjackings, police have since arrested and charged two 15-year-old and two 16-year-old boys with two counts each of armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
They will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.