Dangerous operation charges in Townsville, QLD

Police have charged four people after a vehicle was allegedly stolen and driven dangerously across Townsville yesterday, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged at around 4.45am a vehicle was stolen from a Kroymans Drive, Mount Louisa address during a break and enter.

Police sighted the vehicle around midday and successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on McHardie Street at Pimlico. A short time later the vehicle was located abandoned on Ross River Road before police arrested five people in the vicinity.

A 16 year-old girl from Heatley has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, receiving tainted property, unlicenced driving and failing to comply with duties of a driver after a crash. The girl has also been charged with two counts of dangerous driving and four counts of failing to stop a vehicle.

A 15 year-old girl from Gulliver has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 16 year-old boy from Mundingburra has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 17 year-old man from Rasmussen has been charged with one count of attempted robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will appear today in the Townsville Magistrates Court.

An 18-year-old woman from West End is assisting police with their enquiries.

The juveniles will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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