Teenage Rampage Hits The Gold Coast As Youth Crime Enters Full Swing

Five young people arrested in a day


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Gold Coast youth crime was seemingly on the rise this week, with five young people being arrested over separate incidents that occurred within a 24-hour period.

Three teenage boys, the youngest just 16 years old, were charged over the break-ins of two chemists at Oxenford and Burleigh Heads on Wednesday morning.

The trio were accused of using a hammer and a trolley to smash the doors, stealing drugs from one of the locations.

Held in custody and facing a total of 16 charges, the boys were set to appear in front of the Southport Children’s Court on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Coomera woman was charged for her involvement in an armed car-jacking at Nerang on Wednesday.

The woman and a 14-year-old girl were accused of robbing a person of their car at knifepoint before eventually crashing the vehicle at Mermaid Waters.

The teenager remained in hospital on Thursday morning but was also expected to face charges.

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Police are urging anyone with information about these incidents to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or here.

Three Teenage Boys Arrested Over Wednesday's Chemist Break-Ins

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17 June 2021

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