Five Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Chase in Mango Hill

Police have arrested five teenagers in connection with a stolen vehicle incident in Mango Hill after an extensive investigation aided by surveillance footage.

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On May 22, a black BMW was reported stolen from a residence on Amaranthine Street in Mango Hill sometime between 8:00 p.m. the previous night and 3:30 a.m. that morning.

Because of Moreton Bay Council’s CCTV network, police were able to locate the stolen vehicle around 1:30 p.m. that same day near Anzac Avenue in Kippa Ring. 

Three individuals were seen fleeing from the BMW, and police quickly apprehended two of them nearby. With the assistance of Police Dog Wolf and its handler, the third alleged offender was tracked down and arrested on Fleet Drive.

The suspects were identified as three boys and two girls ranging from 13 to 15 years old from the areas of Zillmere, Mango Hill, Kurwongbah, Griffin, and Strathpine. Charges filed include unlawful use of a motor vehicle, robbery, Enter Dwelling and Commit indictable offence, receiving tainted property, stealing, and fraud.

The 15-year-old Zillmere boy faces an additional robbery charge from an alleged incident on May 16 at a Maroochydore store. He was refused bail and is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Children’s Court on May 23. 

The two girls, ages 15 from Griffin and 13 from Strathpine, were charged with crimes related to the alleged use of stolen banking cards from the Mango Hill residence. They have court dates set for June 7 in Redcliffe.

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This case highlights the capabilities of law enforcement utilising modern surveillance technology and resources like K9 units to quickly track down suspects after a crime has been reported. The multi-jurisdictional coordination between different police departments was also crucial in making these arrests.

Published 27-May-2024