Four boys have been charged in relation to four stolen cars in Townsville.
It’s alleged the vehicles were stolen from Idalia, Wulguru and West End on Sunday night.
The vehicles were then allegedly seen driving erratically at a private property at Mount Saint John and damaging property around 7.15am Monday morning.
Police will further allege the boys were also linked to robberies committed at services stations in Idalia and Wulguru around 8am Monday.
Local police and the Queensland Government Air (QGAir) helicopter assisted as part of the response.
A tyre deflation device was used on a stolen Toyota RAV 4, which was located by police on the corner of Charles Street and Bamford Lane and four youths were arrested.
A 10-year-old West End boy was charged with 22 offences including one count each of common assault, armed robbery, wilful damage, enter dwelling with intent, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, four counts each of enter premises and commit indictable offence, two counts each of possess tainted property, possess house breaking instrument, three counts each of stealing, enter dwelling and commit, attempted enter dwelling with intent.
He has been dealt with under the Youth Justices Act.
A 14-year-old Kelso boy was charged with four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and three counts of enter dwelling and commit.
A 14-year-old Kelso boy was charged with two counts of stealing and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter dwelling and commit, unlicensed driving.
A 12-year-old Wulguru boy was charged with three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of enter dwelling and commit, one count each of receive tainted property, fraud, stealing, attempted enter dwelling and commit, attempted enter dwelling with intent at night in company.
The three boys will all be appearing in the Townsville Children’s court this month.