FIVE people, including a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, have been charged after police tracked several stolen vehicles through the streets of the Gold Coast early this morning.
Just after midnight, officers spotted a white BMW, allegedly stolen from a residence in northern New South Wales, speeding northbound on the Pacific Motorway.
The car drove to a home on Lisa Crescent at Coomera, where a man allegedly exited the BMW and got into a Mazda sedan which was intercepted on Finnegan Way a short time later.
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A 20-year-old man allegedly behind the wheel was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle.
Police continued to track the white BMW all the way to a service station in Brisbane’s Carindale, where the driver, an 18-year-old Upper Coomera woman, was taken into custody.
She’s been charged with one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a vehicle.
Meantime, while conducting patrols for the BMW through Pimpama, officers spotted a Mitsubishi SUV which had been stolen from Coomera on June 17.
Police tracked the vehicle before being forced to deploy road spikes on Yawalpa Road to bring it to a stop.
A 23-year-old Woodrige man, a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were all taken into custody at the scene.
The Woodrige has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, holder of licence failed to comply with the requirements, must not drive unless L plates displayed and breach of bail. He was denied bail and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 20.
The 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl are due to appear in Southport Children’s Court.