Gang of juveniles allegedly threatens Sunshine Coast service station attendant at knifepoint and flees in a stolen vehicle

Four boys allegedly used a screwdriver and a knife to rob a Sunshine Coast service station before speeding at 150km/h down the Bruce Highway in a stolen Mercedes.

A Sunshine Coast service station was allegedly held up at knifepoint and robbed by four boys who fled in a stolen car hitting speeds more than 150km/h down the Bruce Highway.

A Sunshine Coast service station was allegedly held up at knifepoint by a gang of youths who fled in a stolen car hitting speeds of more than 150kmh down the Bruce Highway.

Police alleged four boys were involved in the armed robbery at the Freedom Fuels service station at Noosaville on Tuesday afternoon.

Noosa police station officer-in-charge Ben Carroll said one of the boys was armed with a knife and the other a screwdriver.

Senior Sergeant Carroll alleged the boys, aged between 14 and 16, were connected to a string of other offences which happened across southeast Queensland.

The suspects remain at large.

The allegedly stolen black Mercedes which crashed at Slacks Creek on Wednesday.

He alleged the boys entered the service station armed, threatened an attendant and made off with cash from the till and cigarettes.

Sergeant Carroll said police tried to intercept the stolen vehicle twice on the Bruce Highway.

He said the car was travelling in excess of 150kmh and had evaded police, who did not pursue.

The car, a black Mercedes, which was allegedly stolen from a Brisbane address was found crashed at Slacks Creek on Wednesday morning.

The youths were witnessed running away,” Sergeant Carroll alleged.

The alleged offences unfolded with the Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane regions in midst of a strict eight-day lockdown.

Sergeant Carroll alleged the four boys had also tried to steal a car from a Noosa Waters home.

“Yesterday around 5pm a Noosa Waters man had returned home with groceries and had his car parked on the driveway,” he said.

“He heard the car start and raced out to find a youth in it with keys.

“He took off in the black Mercedes.”

Sergeant Carroll said police were confident an arrest would be made.

A staff member at Freedom Fuels said no comment would be made in relation to the incident.

Extracted from The Courier Mail

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