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