31.3 C
Monday, April 19, 2021

Road spikes bring dangerous teenage joyride to an end

Queensland Police were forced to use road spikes to bring an end to a joyride by four teenagers – the youngest aged just 13 – in a stolen Range Rover at Burleigh Waters last night.

Police say an 18-year-old woman and three other teenagers have been charged over the incident.

“Just before 8pm last night, as part of routine patrols police located an allegedly stolen Range Rover on Geraldton Drive at Varsity Lakes,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“With the assistance of PolAir, police began tracking the vehicle and successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on Cassowary Drive at Burleigh Waters.”

Police say 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 around 9pm.

An 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.

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

The car was allegedly stolen from a Benowa residence overnight on April 3.

Latest Articles

Top reasons to retire in South Sydney

Sydney’s South has so much to offer - historic towns and charming countryside are closer than you think, offering an idyllic lifestyle...

Woman, 87, hit by car in Leichhardt

Police are investigating after an 87-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle in Sydney’s Inner West earlier today. Police...

Historic boot factory the perfect fit for future plans

Waverley Council today marked the start of its heritage restoration and upgrade of the Boot Factory building in Bondi Junction with its...

Canberrans urged to embrace new Anzac Day traditions

Canberrans are being invited to participate in local ANZAC Day events across the Territory, including Light Up the Dawn, the Dawn Service,...

Police operation targets hoons

Police have seized two vehicles, issued 97 traffic infringement notices and arrested six people as part of an ongoing operation targeting dangerous...