The three juveniles and one adult abandoned the car on the middle of the road on South St. Police later found them on Foott St.
The three juveniles and one adult abandoned the car on the middle of the road on South St. Police later found them on Foott St.

Crims steal cars from Roma charity before high-speed chase

THREE juveniles and one adult went on a high-speed, car stealing rampage over hundreds of kilometres across the southwest.

Last Thursday afternoon, police allege two local juvenile males and one female broke into a Roma charity organisation and stole a car and several sets of car keys.

The group allegedly drove the stolen car around town all afternoon before they then drove to the charity employee's home and stole a second vehicle.

The alleged offenders then picked up another juvenile male and refuelled at the BP service station on Bowen and Arthur St using stolen credit cards.

Police said the group then drove south to St George late Thursday night or the early hours of Friday morning.

During their joy ride, both vehicles became bogged in St George and one vehicle lost its front bullbar.

On Friday morning while in St George, the group used the credit card belonging to the employee to obtain fuel and groceries then returned to Roma.

Both vehicles were sighted on the Warrego Highway, at which point police attempted to intercept them but were unsuccessful.

They were sighted coming up Currey St at high speeds and mud all over the vehicles.

The youths left both vehicles on South St and were later found on Foott St shortly after 1pm on Friday.

Police arrested and charged all four offenders.

One juvenile male was remanded in custody and appeared in the Roma Children's Court on Saturday morning.

The other three members were released on bail and will appear in court at a later date.


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