Five teenage boys, aged between 12 and 18, were arrested by Logan police last night after a car was allegedly stolen in Woodridge, Queensland Police say.
A 45-year-old local man was reversing his vehicle out of a driveway in Garfield Street, Woodridge around 7.40pm on Saturday, December 8 when he was approached by a male teenager allegedly armed with a metal pole.
It will be alleged the teen threatened the man demanding he get out of the car. The teen then jumped into the driver’s seat and was joined by a second teenage boy who was standing nearby, before the pair sped off in the vehicle.
Patrolling police spotted the alleged stolen vehicle driving through Woodridge at around 8.25pm with the vehicle failing to stop for police.
Polair located the vehicle soon after and began tracking it.
Around 8.40pm the vehicle lost control and struck a roundabout in Mavis Court, Ormeau, however it continued on for a short distance before coming to a stop in nearby Mark Porter Place.
Five male teenagers were located inside the vehicle and were taken into custody without incident.
An 18-year-old man from Woodridge has been bailed to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on January 8 to face charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing (fuel).
A 16-year-old boy from Edens Landing has been charged with one count each of unlawful entry of a motor vehicle with intent to commit an indictable offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and dishonestly making off without paying (fuel).
A 15-year-old boy from Carbrook and a 12-year-old boy from Logan Central have each been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A 16-year-old boy from Woodridge is assisting police with their investigations.
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