Seven Teens Charged in Alleged Carjacking Incident

Seven teens have been arrested and charged following an alleged carjacking and stolen vehicle incident in Chermside early Friday morning, May 10, 2024.

According to Queensland Police, the incident began shortly after midnight when a group of seven people approached a ride share driver parked near a fast-food restaurant on Hamilton Road.

The driver was able to exit the vehicle and enter the restaurant, where the group followed, and an altercation ensued involving restaurant staff attempting to aid the driver.

The group then approached a second ride share driver in the parking lot, stole his keys, and drove off in his vehicle, injuring both drivers and two staff members in the process.

After tracking the stolen vehicle through several Brisbane suburbs, police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device in Goodna around 1:40 am, bringing the car to a stop and allowing officers to take all seven into custody.

Charged in the incident are:

  • A 15-year-old girl from Chermside West was charged with armed robbery, attempted robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and two counts of assault. She was denied bail and is due in Brisbane Children’s Court today, May 10, 2024.
  • Six other teens between ages 13 and 15 from suburbs across Brisbane were charged with armed robbery in company, attempted robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and two counts of common assault. They are due in Children’s Court on May 17.

The alleged offences are sure to raise further concerns about a recent spate of car thefts and youth crimes across the Brisbane region.

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Quote this reference number: QP2400793185

Published 10-May-2024