ALLEGED armed robbers racing through Ingham in a stolen car had their tyres blown out by police yesterday.
Three youths fled into cane fields after the land cruiser they were travelling in drove over a police spiking strip just south of town.
Shortly after 11.30 am, local officers were advised a Toyota Landcruiser with three occupants attended a White Rock service station and allegedly stole fuel.
Around midday, police patrolling the Bruce Highway observed the same Toyota Landcruiser travelling south and notified officers near Ingham, where a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed, disabling the vehicle.
The three occupants fled into nearby cane fields where they were taken into custody without incident.
Three teenagers have been charged following the alleged unlawful use of a stolen vehicle at Ingham and robbery in White Rock.
A 17-year-old Railway Estate boy has been charged and denied police bail. He is due to appear in the Townsville Children’s Court charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.
A 15-year-old Wulguru girl has been charged with armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. She is due to appear in the Townsville Children’s Court.
A 16-year-old Belgian Gardens girl will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.