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Byron Shire
January 24, 2022

Violent robbery and traffic crash – Gold Coast

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UPDATE December 31, 2.47pm

Police have charged two 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy following investigations into an alleged robbery with violence at Coomera and a related traffic crash at Ormeau late last night.

Police will allege the three boys assaulted a ride share operator at a service station on the M1 at Coomera around 11.10pm and stole his Toyota Camry.

Around 11.30pm, the same vehicle was allegedly involved in a crash on the M1 at Ormeau, injuring two girls aged 17 and 14.

All three boys have been charged with child under 18 unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They will appear in Southport Childrens Court at a later date.


Queensland police say that three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16, are in police custody following the alleged robbery of a ride share operator at Coomera and a traffic crash at Ormeau overnight.

Around 11.10pm a 31-year-old ride share driver was returning to his Toyota Camry at a service station on the M1 at Coomera when it is alleged three males assaulted him and stole his car.

The driver was not seriously injured during the robbery.

A short time later at 11.30pm the stolen Toyota Camry was involved in a traffic crash on the M1 at Ormeau.

It is alleged the stolen Toyota Camry was in company with a stolen Hyundai Kona on the M1 northbound when the Kona vehicle allegedly clipped a Toyota Rav before rolling and coming to rest on the centre guard rail. A Hyundai i20 (not stolen) has then hit the stolen Kona vehicle.

Police located the stolen Toyota Camry with the occupants parked on the side of the road a short distance away from the crash scene and all were taken into custody.

A 17-year-old female driver and a 14-year-old girl from the Hyundai i20 were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

Police investigations are ongoing.


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