Unlawful use of a motor vehicle charges, Southport

Police have charged three people alleged to have been the occupants of a stolen black Jaguar connected to a series of offences on the Gold Coast.

At around 2.30pm yesterday the vehicle, which had been stolen during a burglary at Mermaid Waters on June 13, was observed being driven dangerously through Coomera.

A short time later, police attempted to block the car while it was stopped at a petrol station on Ashmore Road in Bundall. The driver then allegedly used the Jaguar to ram the police vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The stolen car continued to travel dangerously before being abandoned at a Southport shopping centre carpark where the driver fled. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

A man and woman alleged to be passengers of the car were taken into custody at Ashmore allegedly trying to leave the scene in a taxi.

An 18-year-old man from Ellen Grove has been charged with 13 offences including two counts each of burglary and committing an indictable offence, possessing dangerous drugs and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, receiving tainted property, producing dangerous drugs, possessing a knife in public, obstructing police, attempted stealing, possessing drug utensils and driving unlicensed.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today (June 16).

A 26-year-old Coomera man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs, receiving tainted property and possession of utensils.

A 24-year-old woman from Surfers Paradise has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They are both due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on July 9.

Investigations are ongoing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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