Three teenagers have been charged following the alleged unlawful use of a stolen vehicle at Ingham and robbery in White Rock yesterday.
Shortly after 11.30am, police were advised a Toyota Landcruiser with three occupants attended a White Rock service station and allegedly stole fuel.
Around midday, officers patrolling the Bruce Highway observed the same Toyota Landcruiser travelling south and notified police near Ingham, where a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed, disabling the vehicle.
The three occupants fled into nearby cane fields where they were taken into custody without incident.
A 17-year-old Railway Estate boy has been charged and denied police bail. He is due to appear in the Townsville Children’s Court charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.
A 15-year-old Wulguru girl has been charged with armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. She is due to appear in the Townsville Children’s Court.
A 16-year-old Belgian Gardens girl will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.