TOOWOOMBA police are on the hunt for a teenage boy from Chinchilla after a stolen car careened through the glass shopfront of Owen Camera House last night, causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage. 

CCTV footage showed the stolen Toyota Kluger drifted out of its lane at 1.15am as it drove through the Neil and James St intersection, mounting the footpath and collecting the traffic control box in a shower of sparks. 

The car squeezed between the traffic lights and a power pole, before ploughing into the glass shopfront of Owen Camera House, coming to a rest against the display room's back wall. 

Three young men, all wearing gloves, escaped from the destroyed shop, running through the hole in the window and then down Neil St.

Minutes later, a police handler and dog were hot on their trail. 

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said two 13-year-old boys from Chinchilla had been located by the dog squad and were taken into custody. 

A third teenage boy is still on the run, she said. 

The car was stolen between June 7 and June 10 from an address in Turner St, Chinchilla. 

The spokeswoman said the two 13-year-olds had been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary. 

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. 

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


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