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Teens tracked by chopper in stolen Range Rover: Police

POLICE allege a trio of youths and an 18-year-old woman were tracked by a POLAIR helicopter while in a stolen Range Rover before the vehicle ran over a tyre deflation device.

The woman, a 13-year-old girl and two boys aged 13 and 14 were allegedly inside the luxury SUV when routine patrols by Gold Coast police came across the vehicle on Geraldton Dr at Varsity Lakes just before 8pm on Wednesday.

 

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"With the assistance of POLAIR, police began tracking the vehicle and successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on Cassowary Dr at Burleigh Waters," a police statement read.

A Queensland Police POLAIR helicopter on the move. File image. Picture: Paul Sadler Photography/QPS
A Queensland Police POLAIR helicopter on the move. File image. Picture: Paul Sadler Photography/QPS

"The vehicle continued into The Promenade at Robina where the group abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene.

"All four were arrested after a short foot pursuit, just before 9pm."

Police allege the car was stolen from a Benowa residence over the Easter long weekend, on Saturday, April 3.

The 18-year-old Labrador woman has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She was granted police bail to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on April 21.

The 13-year-old girl and the 13 and 14-year-old boys, were also charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

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Sunday, April 4: Three people have been charged after allegedly taking a stolen car on a joy ride from Ipswich to the Gold Coast.

The Subaru Liberty, allegedly stolen from Ipswich in March, was first spotted by Polair on the Logan Motorway at Carole Park about 8pm Saturday and tracked from above as it travelled towards the Glitter Strip.

Police said the vehicle took the Tallebudgera Creek Rd exit just before 9.30pm and travelled through residential streets in Elanora, Currumbin and Tugun before stingers were used in an attempt to stop it.

"Police will allege the vehicle continued driving as the tyres deflated, colliding with three police vehicles," police said in a statement.

 

Police have charged two adults and a teenager after an allegedly stolen car was tracked from Ipswich to the Gold Coast overnight. Picture: Brendan Radke.
Police have charged two adults and a teenager after an allegedly stolen car was tracked from Ipswich to the Gold Coast overnight. Picture: Brendan Radke.

Three people were arrested at a Burleigh Heads intersection around 10pm.

A 21-year-old Northgate man was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, disqualified driving, false plates attached, fraud and stealing alternatively receiving stolen property.

A 24-year-old Northgate woman was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug, and fail to dispose of a syringe.

The pair is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on April 5.

A 16-year-old Northgate girl was charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and is due to appear in Southport Children's Court.

Police are seeking information and dashcam footage from anyone who witnessed the car.

Policelink 131 444.

Originally published as Teens tracked by chopper in stolen Range Rover: Police



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