Police Charge 7 Teens for Theft of Stolen Vehicle Abandoned in Milton


North Brisbane detectives have charged seven teenagers in connection with the unlawful use of a motor vehicle, previously reported stolen from Peregian Springs and then abandoned in Milton.

The seven individuals, whose ages range from 12 to 17 years old, were apprehended by police on 24 March 2023, after being tracked and stopped by authorities. The boys were residents of Doolandella, Richlands, Springwood, Redback, Bellbird Park, Inala and Caboolture.

According to the police, the teenagers took the vehicle and abandoned it on Jones Street in Milton. The vehicle was tracked by Polair, and police were able to engage the vehicle using a tyre deflation device successfully. 

The police showed great use of tactics in tracking and disabling the vehicle, prioritising community safety throughout the operation. As the teenagers fled the vehicle, they were quickly apprehended by authorities.

All seven teenagers are set to appear in the Brisbane Children’s Court at a later date. The charges include unlawful use of a motor vehicle, theft, and related offences.

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Meanwhile, the police encourage anyone with information about the incident to come forward and help in the ongoing investigation by contacting Policelink or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000. 

Published 25-April-2023