Police have charged a 12-year-old girl in relation to ongoing investigations into three alleged stolen cars in Mount Isa this morning (January 28).
Shortly after midnight, several youths gained entry to a business on Camooweal Street, where they allegedly stole three cars, a white Kia Sportage and two white Toyota Prados.
Police monitored the vehicles’ movements and successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on one of the Prados around 4.15am, before it came to a stop along Kingfisher Road.
The occupants exited that vehicle, jumping into the second Prado and fleeing.
At approximately 7.50am, patrolling police located the Kia on Kookaburra Street taking the two occupants, girls aged 12, into custody.
A 12-year-old Kelso girl has been charged with one count each of enter premise and commit indictable offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving of motor vehicle without a licence. She was denied police bail and is due to appear in the Mount Isa Children’s Court.
The second girl was transported home with investigations continuing.
The second Prado, a white 2020 4WD with Queensland registration QGRE05, remains outstanding.
Any witnesses or anyone with information about the vehicle is urged to contact police.
Investigations by detectives from Mt Isa Child Protection and Investigation Unit are on-going.
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