Polair tracks teens in chase through Logan streets

An hour-long chase of two Logan teenagers in an allegedly stolen car ended in a bang last night (Thursday 21 March).

What police say started with an allegedly stolen car and failed armed robbery, led to a chase through the city and eventually to the boys, aged 14 and 17, being charged with multiple offences – including possession of a gun.

Police allege a red Hyundai Kona was stolen from a house at Lota at around 2.40am on 20 March.

The following day (21 March) at around 5pm, a “male has attended a convenience store” on Queens Road at Slacks Creek, police say.

The male allegedly threatened a staff member with a gun and demanded money.

Police say the staff member then activated an alarm and the male fled the store without obtaining any cash.

He allegedly got in the passenger door of the stolen Hyundai Kona, which drove away.

Around 9pm, police observed the Hyundai travelling north on the Pacific Motorway at Elanora.

Polair began tracking the car.

It continued north through Logan onto the Gateway Motorway, travelling onto the Bruce Highway where it exited at Caboolture, police say.

“A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed at this location around 10.35pm,” a police statement said.

The car returned to the Bruce Highway and headed south continuing to the Gateway Motorway and onto the Pacific Motorway.

It exited onto Kingston Road and travelled through to Browns Plains Road where it stopped in Kao Street in Marsden.

Media on-scene reported the Hyuandai had crashed into another car.

Police say the two teenagers fled the car but were arrested by police around 11.45pm.

The 17-year-old and a 14-year-old boy have been charged with property crime offences, including attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a weapon (Category A firearm).

Investigations are ongoing.