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UPDATE: Police hunt offenders in high speed car chase

POLICE Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times
POLICE Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times Kate Darvall

TODAY: THREE male offenders who led police on a high sped car chase through Gladstone yesterday remain on the run.

The silver commodore was seen travelling through Rockhampton and was last spotted heading towards Mackay at 5pm yesterday.

Police monitored the car via traffic cameras and did not set up a roadblock.

As of 9pm last night police suspect the car may have made it to Townsville.

Police understand the offenders were using stolen plates.

The chase for the sliver Holden commodore began on Toolooa St.
The chase for the sliver Holden commodore began on Toolooa St.

UPDATE 5.10PM: THE car was recorded traveling at 133km/h in a 60km/h zone along Gladstone Rd, Rockhampton.

The car, reportedly a silver Holden Commodore, ran several red lights.

It is believed the car is close to running out of fuel.

Authorities have called off the chase until the vehicle has moved through Rockhampton.

The vehicle is heading North.

EARLIER 4.40pm:

FURTHER reports suggest the vehicle was recorded travelling at speeds in excess of 160km/hr on the Bruce Hwy near Marmor. 

The vehicle reportedly tried to ram a police vehicle, has left the Hwy at the Port Alma turnoff and is travelling on a dirt road. 

EARLIER 4.30PM:

POLICE have lost sight of a silver Holden commodore after it sped off when police signaled for it to stop on Toolooa St.

After police lost sight of the commodore on Hansen Rd at 4pm it was spotted again at the Choice service station at Mt Larcom.

The commodore was travelling at speed and ran several red lights in its attempt to evade police.

There were three men in the car and it's understood the car has black rims.

Police believe the men are heading north towards Rockhampton.

Police are not in active pursuit but have alerted additional police to keep an eye out for the commodore.

Topics:  car chase gladstone police



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