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Two arrested, one on the run as stolen BMW is torched

A police officer at the scene of a burnt-out BMW at Tiaro.
A police officer at the scene of a burnt-out BMW at Tiaro. Robyne Cuerel

POLICE arrested two people at Rainbow Beach on Tuesday, while a third person allegedly escaped in a stolen Sunshine Coast car, which was later found burning at Tiaro.

Champagne tastes appeared to be a common thread as a quiet coastal day turned to disaster and spectacular destruction over more than 100km of sometimes life-threatening action.

Gympie police sergeant Mick Curran said police were investigating the reported theft on Saturday of a luxury BMW X-5 performance car which had been seen at Rainbow Beach.

They arrested two people at about 10.12am at a house in Cooloola Dr, an exclusive street which includes some of the Coast's most expensive ocean-view real estate.

But a third person escaped by crashing the stolen vehicle through closed garage doors and colliding with another vehicle in the process, Sgt Curran said.

The stolen vehicle was next seen at Cooloola Cove, but its manner of driving was such that police decided pursuit was too dangerous, he said.

Police also ruled out deploying tyre-slashing "stinger" equipment, because of safety concerns.

Following at a distance and with no lights or sirens, police lost sight of the vehicle which headed towards Gympie on Tin Can Bay Rd before turning off on the coast road to Maryborough.

It was next reported as being involved in a hit and run crash near Tiaro and allegedly was involved in forcing a vehicle off the Bruce Hwy.

It was found on fire in Redbank Rd, Tiaro. Police and firefighters were unable to save the car.

The alleged perpetrator escaped on foot, police said.

Sgt Curran said the two people arrested were assisting police on "a number of matters."

Gympie Times

Topics:  bmw car chase crime police rainbow beach tiaro



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