Boy, 15, refused bail over attempted carjacking at Helensvale

UPDATE 11AM: The boy allegedly involved in a botched carjacking in Helensvale will spend another four nights behind bars.

The 15-year-old has been charged over the incident which left his girlfriend, also 15, in an induced coma.

It’s alleged the pair tried to steal a woman’s car, after she gave them a lift from Harbour Town Shopping Centre on Thursday night.


Police say the girl pulled a knife on the woman on Mullewa Crescent just after 7.30pm, demanding she hand over cash and get out of the car.

The driver was going to comply, but saw an opportunity to getaway and planted her foot on the accelerator.

It’s believed the girl was flung from the car and landed hard on the footpath, suffering serious head injuries.

The woman, who was unaware of the girl’s injuries, drove a short distance before calling Police.

When officers arrived they found the girl unconscious on the side of the road. The boy was not at the scene.

Police tracked him down and took him in for questioning late yesterday.

He faced Southport Children’s Court on Saturday morning, charged with unlawful entry of a vehicle while threatening violence.

His lawyer requested bail, arguing the teenager did not initiate the carjacking and was not the one who had the knife.

But the Magistrate adjourned the bail application until Wednesday May 10, so a conditional bail program could be given to the court.

FRIDAY: A 15-year-old girl is fighting for life this morning after she was allegedly involved in a failed carjacking in Helensvale on Thursday night.

It’s believed she was in the vehicle with her boyfriend after a 24-year-old woman agreed to drive them from Harbour Town to Helensvale.

As they were travelling down Mullewa Crescent just after 7.30pm, it’s alleged one of the passengers pulled a knife on the driver and made threats.

In the frightening ordeal, the driver has apparently struck the teenage girl with the car, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.

The boyfriend fled the scene and remains on the run.

The driver was treated for a cut to her hand.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.