A DRIVER was ordered from his car by a teen armed with a metal pole in a Woodridge car jacking last night.
A police chopper was used to track the stolen car. Five male teens aged between 12 and 18 were arrested soon after the driver of the stolen car lost control on a roundabout at Ormeau about an hour later.
A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the car continued a short distance before it stopped at nearby Mark Porter Place where the teens were taken into custody without incident.
An eighteen-year-old from Woodridge was bailed to appear at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on January 8 to face charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing fuel.
A boy, 16, from Eden’s Landing was charged with one count each of unlawful entry of a motor vehicle with intent to commit an indictable offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and dishonestly making off without paying for fuel.
A boy, 15, from Carbrook and a boy, 12, from Logan Central have each been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A boy, 16, from Woodridge is helping police with their investigations.
Police will allege a man, 45, was reversing his car out of a driveway in Garfield Street on Saturday, December 8, at about 7.40pm when the teen ordered the driver out of the car and jumped in the driver’s seat. A second teen jumped in the car. Police said the pair sped off.
Patrolling police spotted the alleged stolen car driving through Woodridge at around 8.25pm and tried to pull it over but it did not stop.
Police said the arrests were made soon after the car lost control on the roundabout about 8.40pm.
If you have information that can help police call Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.