Teen continues to drive on rims after police deflate tyres

FIVE have been charged following an incident which began in Kandanga and finished in Mackenzie last night.

Around 3.45pm police received reports of a robbery in progress at a property on Kandanga Road and that three vehicles were seen leaving. The vehicles included a dual cab as well as a quad bike and 4WD which belonged to the property.

The quad bike was later discovered down an embankment near the address.

Officers sighted the two vehicles and attempted to intercept them however they allegedly failed to stop and continued towards Gympie.

It will further be alleged one of the vehicles, a stolen 4WD was sighted by Gympie officers as it crossed onto the incorrect side of road, nearly colliding with two other vehicles. The vehicle then allegedly swiped an oncoming car on the Normanby Bridge.

Sunshine Coast Police then observed the 4WD on Sankey Road where the driver had fled but was later apprehended.

A 15-year-old boy who was the driver and sole occupant of the stolen 4WD from Kandanga has been charged with 22 offences relating to burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The dual cab was tracked by Polair to Bald Hills where a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed however the vehicle continued on its rims along the Gateway Motorway.

At about 8.50pm on the Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road exit, the vehicle lost control and came to a halt in a drain.

The 14-year-old male driver of the dual cab was charged with failing to stop a motor vehicle. He sustained minor injuries as the vehicle came to a stop.

The three male passengers aged 18, 16, 14 were not injured.

All five involved have additionally been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary offences from earlier incidents.

The 18-year-old man is scheduled to appear before the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The four youths will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

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