Police, including Polair tracked an alleged stolen 1991 white Toyota Landcruiser along the northern end of the Gold Coast, deploying a Tyre Deflation Device on Nerang Broadbeach Road just before 9pm last night, Monday October 31.
The vehicle came to a stop on the Pacific Motorway/M1 southbound at Carrara near exit 73 after the tyres delaminated and caught fire. It was completely destroyed. No one was injured.
A 31-year-old Coolangatta man was taken into custody at the scene without incident and has been charged with seven offences including stealing, enter dwelling with intent, receive tainted property, unlawful use of a motorvehicle, dangerous operation of a motorvehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, posses thing and driving without a licence while disqualified.
He was denied police bail and will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today, Tuesday November 1.
The vehicle was allegedly stolen from a Carrara address yesterday, Monday October 31.
Police had been tracking this vehicle, and two others that were travelling with it, on the Gold Coast last night. One of those vehicles, an alleged stolen 2014 silver Audi A3 hatchback was tracked by police to a Santa Cruz Boulevard, Clear Island Waters address with police arresting the alleged driver around 11pm last night.
A 26-year-old Cornubia man was taken into custody at the scene without incident and has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motorvehicle. He was denied police bail and will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today, Tuesday November 1.
The vehicle was allegedly stolen from a Reedy Creek address on Monday October 24 around 11.40pm.
Investigations remain ongoing.