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Five teenagers arrested following multiple cross-border pursuits

Five teenagers have been charged following a number of police pursuits criss-crossing the NSW-Qld border on Tuesday (March 27).

About 5.30am Tweed/Byron police attempted to stop a silver Subaru Forester travelling north on Tweed Valley Way, Tumbulgum.

The vehicle had been reported as stolen from Tugun, Queensland, the previous afternoon (Monday, March 26).

Police allege the driver failed to stop when directed and pursuit was initiated.

The Subaru was allegedly detected reaching speeds of 120km/h before the pursuit was terminated due to the way it was being drive.

A short time later the car was sighted on the Pacific Highway travelling north across the state border into Queensland.

With assistance from Queensland Police and PolAir, the vehicle was allegedly detected crossing the state border between Queensland and New South Wales a number of times between 10.15pm and 10.50pm.

Shortly after, the Subaru stopped on Rosella Close, Tweed Heads, before five teenagers fled the vehicle on foot.

The male driver, 15, and two female passengers, aged 17 and 14, were arrested by officers at the scene, with assistance of police dogs, and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

A short time later another two teenagers, aged 13 and 16, were arrested.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage, police pursuit, receiving property stolen outside NSW, driving a conveyance taken without consent of the owner and entering enclosed land.

A 13-year-old boy was charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner, entering enclosed land and resisting police.

A 17-year-old girl was charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner, resisting police, possessing implements to enter/drive a conveyance, possessing housebreaking implements and goods in custody.

The three teens were refused bail and will appear at a children’s court today (March 28).

A 14-year-old girl was charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner, resisting police, possessing implements to enter/drive a conveyance, possessing housebreaking implements, possessing prohibited drug and goods in custody.

A 16-year-old girl was charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner, entering enclosed land and resisting police.

The two girls were granted conditional bail and will appear at a children’s court on Friday, April 27.

Police from Tweed/Byron Police District are continuing their inquiries into the incidents and are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/.

 


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