A man and woman have been charged following investigations into the alleged theft of a Toyota Landcruiser last night containing a four-year-old boy and puppy.
It will be alleged the 35-year-old man and 22-year-old woman stole the vehicle just after 10pm from the carpark of hockey fields on Dawson Road while the owners were locking up the property.
The boy was located at a Glenlyon Road fast food restaurant a short time later with the four wheel drive found abandoned on Matson Crescent just after 1am with the puppy still inside.
The man and woman were taken into custody this afternoon.
Both have been charged with one count each of abduction of a child under 16, endangering children by exposure and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
The 22-year-old woman will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 35-year-old man will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on August 13.
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