UPDATE: POLICE  have charged two men and four male juveniles with unlawful use of a motor vehicle following a drama which included a stolen car being shot at by police.

Police have spent the day investigating the alleged theft of three vehicles after they failed to stop at a static traffic interception site at Beerburrum early this morning.

A 19-year-old Caboolture man appeared in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today and a 17-year-old Forest Lake man is due to appear in the same court tomorrow.

Four 16-year-old boys from Forest Lake will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justices Act.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate one of the vehicles which is yet to be recovered.

The 1997 silver Honda Prelude, Queensland registration 758 RNG, was last seen at approximately 2am this morning travelling southbound near the Deception Bay exit on the Bruce Highway.

Investigations by Sunshine Coast police continue, as do investigations by the Ethical Standards Command.

Police open fire on stolen car

POLICE have opened fire on one of two stolen vehicles which evaded them by speeding through a Sunshine Coast roadblock set up on the Bruce Highway.

Police said in a statement this morning that a number of people were in custody following an incident at the Glasshouse Mountains after three stolen vehicles evaded police.

Police were operating a static traffic interception site on the North bound lanes of the Bruce Highway around 12.45am.

Two stolen vehicles travelling together sped through the interception site disobeying police directions to pull over.

A third vehicle pulled over into the interception lane however police identified this as a stolen vehicle.

 As police approached the vehicle it accelerated out of the lane and sped in the direction of police.

Initial advice is that one of the officers discharged his service firearm at the vehicle during the incident.

A pursuit commenced and the third vehicle lost control and crashed and the occupants were detained. 

One of the first two stolen vehicles turned back towards Brisbane and was later intercepted after police deployed a stinger device.

 A second group of people were detained.

Police were unable to locate the first vehicle. 

No one was injured during this incident which followed a massive police traffic operation on the highway the night before which resulted in about 1000 drivers being pulled over.

Ethical Standards Command are investigating.

DID you see the drama? Email the Daily at editorial@scnews..com.au or call our news desk on 54 308080.



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