15 and 16yos charged over wild stolen car chase, Gold Coast

UPDATE @ August 20, 7.30AM | Two teens have now been charged, after allegedly leading police on a wild stolen car chase from Brisbane to the Gold Coast yesterday.

The 4WD, which was allegedly stolen from Upper Coomera over the weekend, was spotted driving dangerously in Brisbane yesterday morning, before the police chopper tracked it down the M1 to the Gold Coast.

It was eventually stopped with a tyre deflation device at Foxwell Road, near Westfield Coomera shopping centre.


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A 15-year-old girl from Upper Coomera and a 16-year-old boy from Pimpama were taken into custody, with charges now officially laid.

The 15-year-old has received one court of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property, obstructing police, driving without a licence, and contravening a direction.

While the 16-year-old is facing two charges, one of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one of receiving tainted property.

They’ll both front court at a later date.

EARLIER @ August 19 | Two teenagers have been taken into custody after allegedly leading police on a dramatic stolen car chase stretching all the way from Brisbane to the Gold Coast.

The 4WD was stolen from Upper Coomera over the weekend and was allegedly involved in a terrifying incident overnight, which saw the occupants of the vehicle point a suspected firearm at the driver of another car.

Just before 11.00am this morning, the stolen vehicle was spotted driving dangerously along the Gateway Arterial near Boondall, with the police chopper called in to track the car.

Pol Air continued to follow the car as it headed along the M1 to the Gold Coast, where waiting police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at Foxwell Road, near the busy Westfield Coomera shopping centre.

Police say the 4WD continued for a short distance before allegedly hitting a car at Foxwell Road, however thankfully no one was injured.

A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were arrested at the scene and are continuing to assist officers with the ongoing investigation.

No charges have been laid at this stage.

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If convicted, should never be allowed to hold a license.
Need to send a message to these types that its no longer a joy ride.