Two 13yos amongst group charged over Gold Coast stolen car chase

A group of teenagers have been arrested and charged following a lengthy police chase on the Gold Coast yesterday afternoon.

Four teenagers, aged between 13 and 18-years-old, allegedly took a BMW from a Victoria Point home in Brisbane, before driving it all the way down to the coast.

The vehicle was seen a number of times between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, allegedly committing two petrol drive-offs during the afternoon as well.


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Police then spotted it in Southport around 4.00 pm and continued to track it with the Pol Air chopper for almost an hour.

A tyre deflation device was set up along Currumburra Road just after 5.00 pm, and in an effort to avoid it, the car mounted a median strip and became stuck.

The group were then arrested without incident.

An 18-year-old woman was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, burglary and committing an indictable offence, and receiving tainted property and will face Southport court today.

Meantime, a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and a 13-year-old boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving of a motor vehicle without a licence, unlawful possession of suspected stolen property and possession of a pipe.

Those three will appear before the Southport Children’s Court.

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Parents should also be charged!!

Lucky the QLD government set up a task force to deal with stuff like this, juvenile crime.
Seems they have failed!
Straight back out on the streets.

Parents should be forced to attend parenting classes. Having fostered alternative to custody teenagers for many years, most were able to turn their behaviour around with the right kind of parenting. Lazy parents prefer to blame the system, the police, the schools, in fact anyone rather than to look at their own parenting skills.

It is very important to investigate who are behind the scene of juvenile crime. Definitely adult crime gang use teenagers to avoid adult sentences.

Has been out of control on the Gold coast for the last 3 to 4 years. Lucky i moved to Gladstone, these teenagers are plain Evil and know the Police and everyone else are powerless to stop them. Youth 11-15 are running riot, Shoplifting, Break ins, Joyriding and anything else they have the opportunity to do. They know that if they get caught that it will never show up on there Adult Criminal record, its a free pass.Weekend Periodic Detention is the answer. Send Social Workers in a Bus with Police to pickup these kids 6pm Friday till 6pm Sunday. Get them to pickup litter etc for 4 -5 hours on a Saturday, then get a Qualified Teacher to help in their Homework/Schoolwork on a Sunday. They can stay in the Tallebudgera Creek Centre and various School Camps etc, under Police/Corrections/Army guard. The parents of these kids can loose 30% of that childs benefit as the Government feeds and houses them for 2 nights. If kids don’t turn up, then an arrest warrant can be issued for child concerned and if the child is a female, she can do 48 hours in jail with mum, then they can all learn responsibility.