Police believe teens are responsible for the recent spike in car thefts across the region. The joyriders have been tearing up the streets evading police and hitting excessive speeds on highways.
Juveniles were believed to have been involved in two stolen cars which fled from police and triggered a large-scale search in the Granite Belt region on Tuesday.
Another incident on the Southern Downs saw Wallagarra Police clock two stolen cars - a silver Mercedes and black Mazda CX5 - reach speeds of about 170kmh past officers.
Police say that Toowoomba has experienced "quite a high rate" of vehicle theft, with joy-riding teens believed to be responsible for some of them and are urging residents to lock homes and vehicles.
He urged residents to lock homes and vehicles.
The list of stolen vehicles continues with three vehicles stolen from Rockville:
- A blue 2018 Toyota Klugar with registration 767YEQ with a blue Corteva Agriscience community barbecue trailer attached,
- A blue 2016 Hyundai Tucson was also taken, with registration 068WSE
- A white 2001 Hilux dual cab
All these vehicles are yet to be located, if you have any knowledge of their whereabouts please contact police:
CRIME STOPPERS: 1800.333.000