Friday, April 26, 2024

Teens arrested for carjacking

Police have charged two 16-year-old boys with robbery after a 52-year-old woman was allegedly forced out of her vehicle in Toowoomba on Thursday.

Police say a group of boys tried to steal a vehicle from another woman in a Taylor Street car park around 8.10pm. When the woman refused to hand over her keys, the group left the car park.

A short time later, they confronted a 52-year-old woman in a Ruthven Street car park, before forcing her out of her Holden Commodore and driving off.

Around 3.25am on Saturday, police stopped the stolen vehicle on the Warrego Highway at Gatton where four boys were taken into custody.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with one count each of robbery in company, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and common assault.

Another 16-year-old boy has also been charged with one count each of robbery in company and common assault.

Two other 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy who were travelling in the Commodore have been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Police say their investigations into the incidents are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

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