Man and woman to front court following stolen car pursuit

UPDATE 8PM: Two people have been charged after a vehicle allegedly failed to stop for police in Ipswich yesterday afternoon.

At about 2.30pm a utility was allegedly stolen from a residence in Nelson Circuit in Brassall.

At about 10pm last night the vehicle was allegedly involved in the break and enter of a shop in Morningside. 

Officers observed the vehicle however it allegedly fled the scene and failed to stop for police.

Police then attempted to intercept the vehicle in Durack and again in Slacks Creek, however were unsuccessful on both occasions. 

The vehicle then returned north and at about 4am, officers successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at the Wynnum Road on-ramp at Tingalpa.

The vehicle continued north along the Gateway Motorway before turning onto the Port of Brisbane Motorway and coming to a stop at the end of Luke Street in Lytton.

A 17-year-old man from Brassall has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and failing to stop.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow, October 21.

A 38-year-old woman from West Ipswich has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, failing to stop and breach of bail conditions.

She is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow, October 21.

 

EARLIER: A man and woman have been taken into custody following a stolen car pursuit that started in Ipswich and ended in Brisbane.

A Brassall resident first alerted police to the stolen Falcon ute after he heard it being driven from the front of his Nelson Cct house about 2pm on Monday.

Minutes later, the 2004 model silver utility was involved in a near-miss with a police officer on Thorn St, Ipswich.

Police say the officer had intercepted another vehicle on an unrelated matter when the stolen ute came speeding past, almost hitting the policeman.

The ute was allegedly spotted driving at high speed in several other locations between Ipswich and Logan through the evening.

About 10pm Monday the vehicle was involved in a break and enter of a shop in the Morningside area. 

Police spotted the suspect vehicle but it fled the scene.

Police then attempted to intercept the vehicle in Durack, and again at Slacks Creek, without success.

The vehicleheaded north, with police deploying a stinger at Wynnum Rd, Tingalpa about 4am today.

Despite having blown tyres, the vehicle continued north along the Gateway Motorway before turning onto the Port of Brisbane Motorway and eventually coming to a stop at the end of Luke Street, Lytton.

A 17-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were located nearby soon after and are currently assisting police with their inquiries.


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