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Teens arrested following dramatic police chase on the Gold Coast

THREE teenage boys have been arrested after allegedly leading police on a dramatic pursuit in a stolen luxury sedan on the Gold Coast overnight.

It all started around 7.30pm when police spotted an Audi A5 that had been stolen from a house at Upper Coomera driving dangerously along the M1 at Helensvale.

Police said the vehicle was being driven in a dangerous manner as it turned right from the M1 onto Siganto Drive before travelling south and turning left onto Helensvale Road.


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A short time later officers observed the vehicle stop to let a male passenger out on Hannaford Place.

That’s when police allege the 17-year-old boy behind the wheel of the Audi noticed the officers nearby and sped off into Warrego Way.

Police tried intercepting the Audi, but the boy allegedly refused to stop and continued to speed away.

Officers then used road spikes to blow out the Audi’s tyres shortly before the vehicle smashed into an unmarked police car on the corner of Helensvale Road and Monterey Keys Drive.

Witnesses reported seeing up to six police cars pursuing the stolen vehicle along Helensvale Road.

Two 17-year-old boys were detained and arrested at the scene of the crash while a police dog was used to sniff out a third boy, also 17, who jumped from the Audi and ran into nearby bushes.

The three 17-year-old’s were still in custody this morning, assisting police with their inquiries.

Police believe the Audi was stolen from a house on Alces Close at Upper Coomera sometime between March 26 and March 29.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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