Charges laid after car allegedly stolen with baby inside

April 20, 2023 7:10 am in by

Queensland Police have charged two people in relation to an alleged car theft of a vehicle at a Yeppoon shopping centre.

Around 12.10pm Wednesday, a mother was packing the boot of her grey Nissan Patrol when a woman is accused of entering the vehicle and drove away, with a four-month-old baby girl in a rear car seat.

The woman realised the child was inside and returned to the scene and demanded the mother take the child out of the car.

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The child was removed, and the woman drove away in the Nissan Patrol, allegedly crashing into two people in the car park.

A 16-year-old male and a 39-year-old woman received injuries to their legs and were transported to Yeppoon Hospital.

The baby was not physically injured.

Around 4pm, police allegedly located a stolen grey Nissan Patrol at Bungundarra and took a 24-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man into custody.

The 24-year-old Cobraball woman has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, abduction of a child, driving without a licence.

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The 36-year-old Mount Morgan man has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They have both been denied police bail and are due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning, April 20.


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