Teen charged over string of home break-ins and car thefts

A 16-year-old boy accused of breaking into several homes across south east Queensland and stealing more than a dozen luxury vehicles has been charged.

The Slacks Creek teen is alleged to have gone on a month-long crime spree between June 6 and June 30, breaking into multiple homes in suburbs including Ormeau Hills, Stretton, Parkinson, Springwood, Morningside, Camp Hill, Chelmer and Twin Waters.

Police say in many of the alleged break-ins, the boy allegedly took car keys from the home before leaving in the victim’s car.


Some of the vehicles alleged to have been stolen include a grey Mercedes Benz sedan and a silver Mercedes Benz wagon, a black BMW four-wheel-drive and a white BMW sedan, a white Volvo four-wheel-drive and a black Land Rover four-wheel-drive.

Seven of the vehicles have since been located without major damage, two were found with significant damage, while four are yet to be located.

Other items alleged to have been stolen during the break-ins include handbags, wallets, bank cards, jewellery and a small amount of cash.

The teen has since been charged with 14 counts of unlawful use of motor vehicle, 11 counts of burglary, three counts of enter premises and three counts of receiving tainted property.

He’s also been slapped with three counts of attempted enter dwelling, two counts of stealing, two counts of attempted unlawful use of motor vehicle, and one count of attempted fraud.

He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Children’s Court today, while investigations are continuing.

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