Burglary and unlawful use charges, Graceville

Police have charged three people after an alleged evade police incident that started in Graceville last night.

At about 9:25pm a man has snatched a handbag from the back of a chair in Honour Avenue in Graceville. The handbag belonged to a 35-year-old woman who was sitting on the chair outside a restaurant at the time. The man got into the passenger seat of a red Lexus which drove down Rakeevan Road.

In a separate incident, at about 9.30pm a 50-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car on Park Terrace when a man has opened the passenger door and grabbed the woman’s handbag. The man left in the same stolen red Lexus IS250 which had been reported stolen from a Burbank address earlier in the night.

Police sighted the stolen Lexus on Boundary Road at Oxley at approximately 10pm.

Polair tracked the Lexus before the two men dumped the stolen car around 10:30pm on Soccer Drive in Slacks Creek and entered a white Kia Cerato stolen from Ascot earlier in the day.

The second stolen car was being driven by an 18-year-old woman from East Brisbane.

The car travelled at high speed northbound on the Pacific Motorway and entered the tunnel network, before exiting at Toombul Road. The car has then travelled south along the Gateway Motorway.

A police pursuit was commenced at about 11:15pm on Wynnum Road at Tinglapa for approximately two minutes through to Manly Road where the pursuit was deemed unsafe to continue and was terminated.

Polair continued to track the car southbound along New Cleveland Road at Chandler. Police successfully deployed stingers near the intersection with Old Cleveland Road, deflating all four tyres.

The stolen car sideswiped a Hyundai I30 before stopping. The three occupants attempted to steal the Hyundai before running away on foot.

Police located and arrested two men and a woman in Tollett Street.

A 27-year-old Inala man was charged with two counts each of burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count each of attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property, possession of property suspected of been stolen and two counts of fail to dispose or syringe.

A 28-year-old Eagleby man was charged with two counts of burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count of attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

An 18-year-old East Brisbane woman was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary.

All three were refused bail and will appear at Cleveland Magistrates Court on Monday, August 26.

Investigations are continuing.