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Four teens go bush in stolen car, trailer and trail bikes

Toowoomba Children's Court.
Toowoomba Children's Court. Bev Lacey

FOUR juveniles accused of stealing a motor vehicle, trailer and trail bikes from Toowoomba and heading bush have been remanded in custody.

The four, aged 15 and 16 respectively, are accused of taking a car and trailer and motorbikes from Toowoomba Friday morning and driving to Goondiwindi.

Police were alerted when the group allegedly drove off from a Millmerran service station without paying for fuel before driving toward Goondiwindi.

Police stopped traffic and deployed tyre deflation devices (stingers) across the road on Goondiwindi's outskirts as the group approached.

The driver, seeing the stingers, had allegedly swerved, lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a fence on the boundary of the Goondiwindi golf course.

Detective Acting Sergeant Michael Flood of Goondiwindi CIB said the four were apprehended on the golf course after a short foot chase.

Two of the bikes, which had not been properly secured on the trailer, had fallen off as the car approached Goondiwindi, he said.

Various of the four have been charged with unlawful use of motor vehicles, stealing, burglary and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The four appeared before Toowoomba Children's Court on Saturday morning and were remanded to appear back in the same court on Thursday.
 

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