Car thieves get bogged
THREE teenagers who allegedly stole a car and dumped it in a cane field have been arrested.
Two 17-year-olds, a man and a woman, and a 16-year-old girl were picked up by the police dog squad after allegedly dumping the white Toyota Corolla in a field at Nikenbah in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Police allege the trio broke into a unit at the Great Sandy Straits Marina Resort on Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, about 3.15am and stole a number of items including a laptop, camera and car keys.
It is alleged they then entered the garage of the unit and stole the white 2003 Corolla, crashing it through a security gate on their way out of the resort.
The male occupant of the unit was asleep at the time but noticed his garage was open and his car missing when he got up shortly afterwards.
Meanwhile, the Corolla was followed by a security company as it travelled east and then turned into Main Street.
Police allege the driver turned the car into a cane field off Chapel Road and when the vehicle became bogged, its occupants jumped out of the car and took off on foot.
The dog squad later arrived at the scene and tracked the three teenagers, who were expected to be charged last night.
A tractor was used to remove the bogged Corolla from the paddock and it was towed to Hervey Bay police station yesterday.