The orange 2014 Isuzu D-Max Dual Cab left almost unusable by the thieves.
The orange 2014 Isuzu D-Max Dual Cab left almost unusable by the thieves.

Girl arrested from ‘You stole our land’ gang

POLICE have arrested a girl who was allegedly part of a gang of young criminals that taunted police, rammed a police vehicle and declared "you stole our land" to a motorist during a rampage in Townsville.

About 8am on Sunday an orange 2014 Isuzu D-Max Dual Cab was reported stolen from a home in West End.

That was the beginning of crime spree as the vehicle cross-crossed the city. At one point it was later used to ram a police vehicle.

The vehicle evades police in Townsville.
The vehicle evades police in Townsville.

Townsville district duty officer Senior Sergeant Kylee Haydon a female offender was arrested in the early hours of this morning.

"The rest of the males have been positively identified by police and are still outstanding at this time," she said.

"The offenders have done some fairly extensive damage to the vehicle including graffiti and screens were smashed. It's a bit of a mess."

She said police would inspect the car and return it to the owner.

Sen Sergeant Haydon said ramming police was a dangerous act and the offenders then continued to use the car in a dangerous manner.

The teens were allegedly chroming during the rampage.
The teens were allegedly chroming during the rampage.

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Social media has been abuzz with reports of the vehicle.
Social media has been abuzz with reports of the vehicle.

She said the car was owned by a young student who had worked hard to purchase it.

"She's been left with a vehicle that's almost unusable," she said.

Sen Sergeant Haydon said the vehicle rammed a police car about 4.40am on Sunday at the intersection of Ingham Rd and Hugh St at Garbutt.

"The vehicle had been stolen about 24 hours earlier and was involved in a number of property offences, including break and enters," she said.

"There was minor damage to the police vehicle and no one was injured."

Crime groups on social media posted a report of the theft, sparking a huge response from people reporting the ­location of the vehicle.

A resident reported conversing with the alleged offenders at traffic lights on Ingham Rd, apparently referencing land rights and the inflamed racial situation existing in the undercurrent of Townsville.

"They gave me a gob-full, telling me I stole (their) land," the resident said.

"(They) took off (and) almost run me off the road when they turned to head to Charters Towers Rd through a red light. The car is dinged up on the left-hand side."

The offenders reportedly taunted police by posting on social media "you can't catch us".



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