Teen escapee may be on the Gold Coast

Queensland Police are hunting a teenager with Gold Coast connections, who escaped police custody in Emerald on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old was being transported from court to the watch house when he took off around 5.00pm.

He ran into a back yard on Yamala Street and stole a white Nissan Navara, which was found at Springsure around 9.00pm that night.


Police say the whereabouts of the teen is still unknown, however he has connections with the Gold Coast.

He is described as Caucasian, 180 centimetres tall with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.

PHOTO: Qld Police

Anyone who has seen the teen or has further information is urged to contact police.