/Brazen teen car thief brags online about crashing stolen vehicle

Brazen teen car thief brags online about crashing stolen vehicle

A teenage boy who allegedly stole a Range Rover before ploughing it into a ditch has been posting about the crash on social media from his hospital bed. 

Police were called around 6.35am Thursday after an alleged stolen vehicle crashed into bushland at Ashmore, in the , at the intersection of Old Coach Road and Southport Nerang Road.

The 13-year-old alleged driver, who was on bail at the time, was found nearby and rushed to hospital in a critical condition. 

A 13-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly stealing a car and crashing it into a ditch (pictured) in the Gold Coast

A 13-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly stealing a car and crashing it into a ditch (pictured) in the Gold Coast 

The teen has since stabilised and has allegedly been sharing news articles featuring the crumpled Range Rover online as he continues to be treated for serious injuries, reports.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll condemned the alleged behaviour.

‘Celebrating silly things like that is tragic and absolutely unfortunate’ she said.

The boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary, receiving tainted property, unlicensed driving and careless driving. 

He is due to appear in Southport Childrens Court later this month. 

Police will allege the car was one of two stolen from a property inside a gated community at Carrara on Tuesday night. 

The accused is understood to be known to police and alleged to be a serial car thief.  

The teenager has allegedly been posting photos and news articles about the crash on social media while recovering in hospital

The teenager has allegedly been posting photos and Business News articles about the crash on social media while recovering in hospital

Police will allege said the boy forced entry to the home prior to taking the vehicle.

He was also allegedly found 500 metres away from the crash after running from the scene.  

‘I spoke to the police and they said “He’s thirteen. He’ll only get a caution”,’ The vehicles’ owner Holly Lines said.

‘And they are just getting away with it, time and time again.’   

Investigations into the incident by Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit continue.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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