Three teenagers have been charged with serious offences following an alleged armed robbery and dangerous driving stretching from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane overnight.
Police will allege around 9.55pm last night, two teenage boys and a teenage girl robbed a Mooloolaba convenience store armed with knives, fleeing with cash and cigarettes, before leaving in a stolen Toyota Camry.
Police will further allege that they attempted to intercept the vehicle south bound on the Bruce Highway a short time later but it drove away at high speed.
Police pursued the vehicle for a short time and were able to successfully deploy a Tyre Deflation Device (TDD) southbound on the Gateway Motorway causing the delamination of the front tyres and rims, however the vehicle continue to drive away at speed.
Police will allege around 11.30pm the vehicle came to a stop on the Gateway Motorway, Nudgee after ramming a police vehicle, causing minor damage.
The group then fled from the vehicle allegedly armed with knives but were taken into police custody without further incident.
Police will allege that the vehicle was stolen from an Arthur Terrace residence in Red Hill on Saturday June 5.
There were no physical injuries to any person.
A 17-year-old South Maclean boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises with intent, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion, armed robbery, fraud and holder of a class C learner licence failed to comply with requirements.
A 17-year-old Loganholme boy has been charged with one count each unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises with intent, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, armed robbery and fraud.
A 16-year-old Logan Reserve girl has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises with intent and armed robbery.