Five people have been charged after police tracked stolen vehicles through the Gold Coast early this morning.
Around 12.20am police observed a white BMW wagon, allegedly stolen from a residence in northern New South Wales, driving at speed northbound on the Pacific Motorway.
The car drove to a residence on Lisa Crescent, Coomera, where a man allegedly exited the BMW and got into a Mazda sedan. Both the BMW and Mazda then left the address.
Police intercepted the Mazda a short time later on Finnegan Way and a 20-year-old Coomera man was taken into custody.
He was later charged with one count of unlawful use of motor vehicle and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on July 2.
Police continued to monitor the white BMW until it arrived at a service station on Creek Road, Carindale. The driver, an 18-year-old Upper Coomera woman, was taken into custody shortly after.
She was later charged with one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today (June 19).
While conducting patrols for the BMW through Pimpama, officers sighted an unrelated Mitsubishi SUV which had been stolen from Coomera on June 17.
Police tracked the Mitsubishi SUV before deploying a tyre deflation device on Yawalpa Road. The vehicle came to a stop on Foxwell Road.
A 23-year-old Woodrige man, a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were taken into custody shortly after.
The Woodrige man was charged with one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, holder of licence failed to comply with the requirements, must not drive unless L plates displayed and breach of bail. He was denied bail and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 20.
The 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl are due to appear in Southport Children’s Court.