Teens charged over wild joyride across Gold Coast in stolen cars

Four teenagers, aged just 14 and 15, have been charged over a wild joyride across the northern Gold Coast in two stolen vehicles.

Polair was called in to track the cars, a red Holden Barina and BMW, after they were spotted travelling together on the M1 around Coomera just before 6.00pm last night.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC the teens dumped the BMW on Diamond Sand Drive in Upper Coomera a short time later before jumping into the Barina.


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Officers then deployed road spikes on Warrego Way at Helensvale around 6.40pm, forcing the Barina to come to a stop in the carpark of a nearby fast food restaurant on Siganto Drive.

Two 15-year-old boys, a 15-year, old girl, and a 14-year-old girl were taken into custody at the scene.

One of the boys has since been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving of motor vehicle without a driver licence/never held licence and burglary and commit indictable offence.

The other male has been charged with burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving of motor vehicle without a driver licence/never held licence.

While the two teen girls have been charged with multiple counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

All four have been refused police bail and are due to appear in Southport Children’s Court.

Police allege the BMW was stolen from a home at Upper Coomera around midday yesterday, while the Holden Barina was allegedly stolen from a unit complex at Eagleby earlier in the week.