13-year-old 'steals second car to rescue the first'

CHARGED: A 13-year-old Hendon boy allegedly takes multiple cars for joy rides.
CHARGED: A 13-year-old Hendon boy allegedly takes multiple cars for joy rides. Mike Knott BUN300617CBD9

ON A BACK road at Deuchar, a 13-year-old boy ran into strife in a car he had allegedly stolen.

Allora Police Acting Sergeant Matt Shield claimed the teenager had taken the car on a joyride from Allora to Warwick and on his way back, the vehicle ran out of petrol.

Police allege he walked all the way back to Allora and stole a ute.

Sgt Shield said he drove the ute back to the stranded car and then towed the vehicle all the way back to its yard.

The ute was also then reportedly returned to its rightful home.

Police allege the owners of both vehicles had no idea about the mischief their cars had been involved in.

It was allegedly not the first time the teenager had taken a secret joyride.

The 13-year-old boy was charged with four counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driving.

He was also slapped with an obstruct police charge, as he allegedly tried to run away when police executed a warrant at his home.

Sgt Shield claimed the teenager had been sharing footage of himself driving the stolen car, which brought him to their attention.

The boy has been charged in relation to multiple car thefts in Allora in the past two months.

The boy will appear at Warwick Children's Court on December 19.

Topics:  allora police crime southern downs crime stolen car unlawful use of a motor vehicle unlicensed driving

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