Local Teen Arrested Over Property Crimes in Mt Gravatt

A local teen has been apprehended by the police, following a series of alleged property crimes that have been plaguing Brisbane since mid-February.

The 17-year-old lad has been accused of a string of offences. Allegations link him to property crimes committed in Mt Gravatt, as well as Camp Hill, in the early morning of 26 February.

He also allegedly nicked a Lexus from a Newport residence in the wee hours of 23 February. He’s also implicated in the theft of a Ford Ranger and an Audi from Carina Heights, which reportedly took place close to midnight on 24 February.

The Upper Mount Gravatt Criminal Investigation Branch and Tactical Crime Squad led to the boy’s location at a Chermside unit on 26 February.

The charges against him are serious and numerous, totalling 18. These include seven instances of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, nine instances of entering a dwelling with criminal intent, and two attempts at the same.

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The lad was denied police bail and is due to appear at the Brisbane Children’s Court today, 27 February.

The police are now investigating potential connections between these crimes and similar ones reported in Hawthorn and Ascot over the past weekend. The investigation continues.

If you have any information that could assist the police, you can contact Policelink online at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444, 24 hours a day.

You can also report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

When providing information, please quote these reference numbers: QP2400314411, QP2400327710, QP2400327223, QP2400325754, QP2400327052.

Published 27-February-2024