Trio Arrested after Joyride Across the Downs

stolen car, fuel drive off, card theft


28 January 2019

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A man and two teenagers have been arrested after a stolen vehicle from Brisbane was found in Toowoomba on Friday night.

PolAir was deployed to track the vehicle which was travelling at high speeds to Toowoomba after it was allegedly stolen from a Mitchelton address last Wednesday.

The trio then went on a spree, allegedly purchasing food from a Highfields McDonald's with a stolen credit card before committing a fuel-drive off in Oakey.

Police say the car, which had stolen number plates, was then spotted in traffic however they were unable to be intercepted.  They were then spotted at he Wilsonton Shopping Centre car park.

A 31-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were all charged with a range of offences including stealing, burglary and unlawful use of a vehicle.

The man appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court at the weekend.

In total the trio face 24 charges.

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