Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Townsville and Charters Towers

Two boys are currently assisting police with their investigation after a vehicle was stolen in Townsville overnight.

A 2014 Nissan Duke was stolen from a North Ward residence sometime between 9pm October 11 and 6.20am October 12.

Members of the public notified police after they observed the vehicle driving in a dangerous manner through Townsville.

Initial inquiries also indicate the vehicle was involved in a petrol drive-off incident at Woodstock, before the car was driven towards Charters Towers.

A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed on the Flinders Highway at Gladstone Creek.

Local police pursued the vehicle through Charters Towers before the Nissan was abandoned in Paull Street.

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old boy were arrested nearby.

Investigations are continuing.

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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