Truckie helps police make arrests of alleged car thieves


A fearless truckie has been singled out by police for helping them arrest five alleged car thieves in Cairns on Wednesday.

The truckie reportedly assisted to stop a stolen Range Rover and also aided officers to detain the offenders who scattered after crashing into his trailer on Lyons St.

Detective Inspector Kevin Goan said they were part of a larger group who went on a house break and car stealing spree through Mount Sheridan, Edmonton and Brinsmead.

However, Goan reiterated a police message that warned residents not to take the law into their own hands.

“The objective is to safely take (offenders) into custody and what we would likely see if vigilante type activity were to occur is people being injured unnecessarily,” he said.

“The dangers are not only blocking them in, it’s the dangers associated with five kids fleeing the vehicle on busy motorways, if one of those children would have been struck and killed, we would be looking at the criminal conduct of all parties.

“(But the truck driver’s) actions whatever they may have been, have enabled us to move in and take those kids into custody.”

The arrests were the climax to a busy few days for police.

Officers from the Cairns Property Crime Unit with assistance from the Tactical Crime Squad, Dog Squad and Rescue 510 helicopter charged a total of nine teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 with 104 charges in relation to allegedly stolen vehicles in Cairns over the past week.

1 Comment

  1. It’s time for the parents of these little ” Sweethearts ” to be charged as well.
    Why are the Parents NOT watching what their children are doing.??
    14yr olds should be at home.

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