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Four teens charged after car stolen from Kelso home

Four teenagers have been arrested after a house was broken into and a car stolen from Kelso.

Police will allege the offenders forced entry to a home on Kulgun Crescent at around 2.10am Monday, before stealing the keys to a Ford SUV.

The car was later spotted at a petrol station on Ingham Road around 2.30 that afternoon

Officers drove to the front of the stolen vehicle to prevent it from leaving, and the driver allegedly reversed into a timber, paling fence.

The four occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without further issue.

A 15-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and two girls aged 17 have all been charged with unlawful used of a motorvehicle and will face Townsville Children’s Court.

The Garbutt boy is also charged with burglary and receiving tainted property, while one of the 17-year-old girls from Kirwan is also facing dangerous operation of a vehicle and unlicensed driving offences.