Property crime and stolen vehicle incidents at Townsville

Four people are in custody following multiple incidents involving allegedly stolen vehicles driving dangerous across Townsville today.

One man, a teenage girl and two teenage boys have been arrested and are assisting police.

Around 5.30am, a blue Ford sedan was stolen from a house in Sharon Crescent, Kelso. It will be further alleged owner of the vehicle followed the blue Ford in a second vehicle, and the two vehicles collided on Riverway Drive at Condon.

It is also be alleged a stolen white Toyota Landcruiser deliberately travelled towards a motorist, who stopped to assist the occupants of the blue Ford sedan.

The occupants from the Ford and the Landcruiser fled the scene.

At 8.25am, at Primrose Street, Belgium Gardens a man was reversing his Toyota Landcruiser with a caravan attached. The driver momentarily got out of his vehicle and a male got out of a grey Mazda SUV, got in the Landcruiser and attempted to drive away. The caravan rolled over shortly after and the male got back into the Mazda and fled the scene.

The Mazda SUV was located at Aitkenvale around 11.30am and a man and two teenage males were arrested nearby a short time later.

A teenage girl was arrested at an address in Cranbrook, around 11am.

They are all currently assisting police with their enquiries.

The white Landcruiser allegedly involved in the Condon incident was located at Wulguru just after 1pm.

Acting Superintendent Chris Lawson said the behaviour of these offenders was dangerous and unacceptable.

“Police swiftly utilised all resources, including deploying QGAir, the Rapid Action Patrol (RAP) team, dog squad, Tactical Crime Squad (TCS) and general duties officers to apprehend these offenders.”

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