Vigilantes confront a gaggle of teenage gang members in an alleged stolen automotive as they enter a Hungry Jack’s automotive park – however cops advise towards attempting to assist them do their job
- Vigilantes cease gang members allegedly stealing rent vehicles outdoors Hungry Jack’s
- Gang of six allegedly broke in and stole Toyota Corollas from Thrifty rental automotive
- Vigilantes managed to trace down one automotive and nook the youngsters
Vigilantes have stopped teenage gang members allegedly stealing rent vehicles by cornering and confronting the lads outdoors a quick meals restaurant.
The gang of six allegedly smashed right into a Thrifty automotive rental enterprise in Cairns’ CBD at 7pm on Wednesday evening earlier than breaking away in three Toyota Corollas.
Vigilantes managed to trace down two of the alleged thieves, believed to be 14-years-old, in a white sedan outdoors a Hungry Jack’s, surrounding the car so that they could not flee.
‘As police we do not encourage any type of vigilantism,’ Senior Constable Matt Cornish stated.
‘So when you do see a car that you simply deem to be suspicious or suspect that has been stolen we encourage folks to contact police on triple zero instantly.
‘Do not try to intrude or intercept the car in any approach.’
The three allegedly stolen Thrifty vehicles had been positioned in several places across the metropolis – one on the Bruce Freeway at Woree, whereas the opposite two within the CBD.
Vigilantes have stopped gang members allegedly stealing rent vehicles by cornering and confronting the lads outdoors a Cairns Hungry Jacks
Police allege the gang had discovered keys inside the corporate’s Sheridan Road constructing, earlier than smashing the window of the automotive lot.
‘Clearly these are solely suspects at this stage and we anticipate as soon as arrests have been made prices shall be laid,’ Snr Const Cornish stated.
He discouraged anybody performing as vigilants, saying residents may doubtlessly face prices themselves if the scenario received violent.
‘Folks may really feel like that is the correct factor to do. (However) when you do commit a violent offence towards somebody, you could possibly be charged your self,’ he stated.