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Police charge man over motorbike theft

A motorbike theft has resulted in a police chase which ended overnight with a 31-year-old Morayfield man being charged with several offences.

Police say that about 7pm (4 January 2020) officer patrolling a Chermside shopping centre on Gympie Road spotted a silver utility driven by a man wanted for questioning in relation to a motorbike theft.

Polair 2 later picked up the vehicle travelling northbound on Carseldine Road towards Linkfield Road in Brendale.

Around 7.30pm a male passenger got out of the ute on Curlew Court at Kurwongbah.

Not long after, the driver evaded a tyre deflation device on Kurrajong Street at speed, before driving over a second set deployed on Samsonvale Road.

The vehicle later came to a stop in nearby Youngs Crossing Creek and the driver fled on foot.

Police say he was arrested “without incident” just before 8pm at the corner of Dayboro and Youngs Crossing roads. the man sustained a small cut to his hand.

The man was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, evasion of police and theft of a motorcycle in Chermside.

He is expected to appear before the Caboolture Magistrates Court at a later date.

A 29-year-old man believed to be the passenger in the vehicle was arrested at a North Lakes address just before 2am today and has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to face the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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.

Quote these reference numbers: QP2000028112, QP2000030672

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Motorbike theft in South East Queensland is rampant.

Four of the top five theft hotspots in Australia by local authorities are in SEQ.

Motorbike theft by council areas 

(To the end of September)

State/Territory

Local council

2018

2019

% change

QLD

Brisbane (City)

371

514

38.5%

QLD

Gold Coast (City)

233

288

23.6%

VIC

Melbourne (City)

237

231

-2.5%

QLD

Moreton Bay (Regional Council)

117

175

49.6%

QLD

Logan (City)

158

171

8.2%

WA

Stirling (City)

130

166

27.7%

NSW

Sydney (City)

149

159

6.7%

VIC

Darebin (City)

105

139

32.4%

NSW

Newcastle (City)

111

137

23.4%

WA

Broome (Shire)

83

136

63.9%

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