Teen on the run after escaping police custody in central Queensland

A teenage boy is on the run after escaping police custody in Emerald.

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

Police say he ran into a back yard on Yamala Street ans stole a white 2010 Nissan Navara with license plate number 809-WJU.


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

Anyone who sees the vehicle which was last seen in the Springsure area, is urged to contact police.