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The crash site at Tugun.

Queensland police say that two boys aged 12 and 15 have been charged after a stolen vehicle was driven at speed through the Gold Coast on Saturday night before crashing into a police car at Tugun.

Police say that on Friday, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen during the burglary of a home on Catalina Court at Mermaid Waters.

The vehicle was then observed around 11.50pm on November 30 by POLAIR, travelling erratically along Bermuda Street in Burleigh Waters.

Police activated lights and sirens and attempted to intercept the Jeep, however it failed to stop.

POLAIR continued to track the stolen car until a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed as it travelled along the Pacific Highway.

Officers pursued the stung vehicle until it eventually collided with a police car at Tugun, coming to a halt.

Two boys were taken into custody at the scene. No-one sustained serious injury as a result of the crash.

A 15-year-old Bray Park boy was charged with 11 offences including two counts of enter dwelling with intent, receiving tainted property, possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of evade, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, fraud, driving unlicensed and possession of a drug utensil.

A 12-year-old Red Hill boy was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


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