Police arrested two men alleged to have stolen several vehicles from the Darling Downs area.
Police arrested two men alleged to have stolen several vehicles from the Darling Downs area.

Car thieves caught after wrong turn down a one-way street

A PAIR of car thieves' attempt to evade police ended abruptly when they drove down a no-through road, leaving them no option but to surrender.

Toowoomba Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Brian Collins said police observed the pair travelling in a stolen Volkswagen Amarok in Upper Tenthill, about 3pm Saturday.

Police followed the vehicle for a short time before the offenders came the stop.

They allege the pair stole the ute from a Highfields home on Friday.

The 16-year was arrested and charged with eight offences including burglary, two counts of unlawfully use of motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle was adversely by drugs or alcohol, evading police, driving unlicensed, obstructing police and stealing.

One of the car theft charges relate to the burglary of a Middle Ridge home, late on the evening of June 17, where police allege the teenager stole a Subaru Outback.

He was dealt with under provisions in the Juvenile Justice Act.

Police charged the 20-year-old with unlawful use of a vehicle, stealing, obstructing police and possessing drug utensils.

He will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court in August.


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