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Tweed City shopping centre, the site of yesterday’s arrests. File photo

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They were assisted by Tweed ALP candidate and former police officer Craig Elliot, who happened to be in the area at the time and made a citizens arrest of one of the teens.

Four 15 and 16-year-old males are accused of stabbing a man on the Gold Coast, stealing three cars and damaging many others.

Shortly before 4pm , NSW Police were advised by Queensland POLAIR that a stolen Skoda they were monitoring was approaching the border at Numinbah.

Officers used road spikes at Stotts Creek, to punctured the stolen car’s two passenger side tyres.

The vehicle continued and officers initiated a pursuit.

At Tweed Heads South, the car stopped on Minjungbal Drive after hitting a Nissan Patrol and the four males fled on foot into Tweed City shopping centre.

Officers closed the centre and arrested three of the teens, two aged 15 and a 16-year-old, with the assistance of the Police Dog Unit.

Craig Elliot, ALP candidate for the seat of Tweed who yesterday helped out police with their arrests at Tweed City. Photo supplied

Tweed candidate helps out

The trio were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and remain in custody.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with 13 offences including armed robbery, aggravated break enter and steal, aggravated enter dwelling with intent, police pursuit – dangerous driving, larceny, being carried in conveyance and other serious offences.

Both 15-year-old boys have been charged with being carried in conveyance, and hinder investigation.

They have all been refused bail to appear in court today.

The fourth boy, a 16-year-old, was identified and later arrested by Queensland Police at Varsity Lakes on Monday night..

Two officers were injured during the foot pursuit and taken to hospital for treatment.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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