Yesterday Queensland Police were appealing for information after a woman was assaulted and had her vehicle stolen at Ashmore on the Gold Coast very early Sunday morning. Police have since taken eight teenagers into custody over the matter.
Initial investigations indicated around 4am on Sunday, a 50-year-old Pacific Pines woman was driving her 2022 Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Southport Nerang Road and Ashmore Road before a separate white Toyota Corolla struck the back of her vehicle.
The white Corolla overtook the woman’s vehicle, and both continued for a period of time before the white Corolla stopped on Ainsley Avenue.
Carjacked and assaulted
The five occupants of the white Corolla left their vehicle before pulling the woman out of her vehicle, where she was assaulted.
The group left the scene in the woman’s car, leaving their vehicle behind.
The 50-year-old woman sustained minor injuries and was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
The other white Toyota Corolla, reportedly stolen from South Brisbane at around 2am on Sunday was seized for forensic analysis.
Eight teenagers detained
Police detained eight teenagers on Sunday afternoon.
It is alleged that police observed the stolen Toyota Corolla travelling in the vicinity of Logan at approximately 3.50pm yesterday afternoon.
PolAir was able to monitor the vehicle’s movements as it travelled towards Richlands.
At approximately 4.30pm, the vehicle came to a stop outside a train station at Richlands where five teenagers exited on foot. They were taken in to police custody shortly after.
Around 4.40pm the vehicle was observed to attend an address at Inala where two girls exited the vehicle. Police attended the address and took the girls into custody.
Police continued to track the vehicle as it continued travelling towards Logan.
Just after 5pm, a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed along Johnson Road in Hilcrest. The car continued travelling before being dumped on Lawson Street at Woodridge. The driver left the scene on foot, and was arrested from a nearby address shortly after.
Investigations are continuing.