Unlawful use of the motor vehicle charges in Mackay, QLD

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Mackay police have charged a man and two teenage boys following their investigations into a number of property related offences in Mackay over the past few weeks, Queensland Police say.

Police will allege the group were responsible for committing a number of property related offences across the Mackay district including the theft of a number of motor vehicles from private residences in Mount Pleasant, West Mackay and Marian between November 4 and November 9.

It will be further alleged that the group then used the vehicles to ram into several local businesses in Andergrove and Mount Pleasant on November 5.

Police have recovered five vehicles that were alleged to have been stolen by the group.

An 18-year-old South Mackay man was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises and commit indictable offence, contravene direction and possession of suspected stolen property.  He is scheduled to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.

A 15-year-old Slade Point boy was charged with a total of 13 offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises and commit indictable offence, stealing and burglary.

A 15-year-old Andergrove boy was charged with eight offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving without a licence, drive without due care and attention, stealing and burglary.

Both boys will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Police believe that several others were involved in committing or assisting with these offences and are urging anyone with any information that could assist with this investigation to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link of 131 444.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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