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Three cars stolen, Porsche crashed as teens on wild ride

The stolen Porsche
The stolen Porsche

A GROUP of teenagers with expensive tastes allegedly brought the game Grand Theft Auto to life before finding  themselves behind bars.

The five Ipswich boys, aged between 15 and 17, allegedly stole and crashed more than $100,000 worth of cars from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane before they were arrested at Caboolture yesterday morning.

In the first of three thefts, a $40,000 Toyota Hilux was allegedly stolen from The Gap in Brisbane before the gang made its way to the Coast for an upgrade.

At Durrack Pl, Buderim, they allegedly took a joy ride in a $50,000 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo, and drove the sports car to Minyama Island.

From there, they allegedly ditched the Hilux for a 2001 black Porsche Boxter, worth more than $30,000, and continued back along the Bruce Hwy.

The teenagers in the XR6 allegedly crashed the high-performance car near Beerburrum-Donnybrook Rd and piled into the Porsche towards Burpengary.

Sunshine Coast Police chased the Porsche which was spotted speeding away from the crashed car.

A police spike-mat placed on Oakey Flat Rd at Burpengary popped two of the car's tyres.

However, it failed to stop them.

The Porsche then crashed into a power pole and flipped along Morayfield Rd, Morayfield.

Four of the teenagers were taken to Caboolture Hospital with minor lacerations and bruising, while a 17-year-old male was allegedly arrested and escorted to the Caboolture Police Station.

Sunshine coast District CIB Property Crime Squad Detectives charged three juvenile males, two aged 15 and one 16,  with a total of 34 offences.

The two other teens, aged 17 and 16, are being dealt with by Caboolture police. The 17-year-old remained under guard at Redcliffe Hospital with minor injuries.

The teens were expected to appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court this morning.

Topics:  cars crime police teens theft youth crime


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