Two youths have been charged over two separate cases of stealing cars in town before leaving them damaged and abandoned.
Police said that at 9.50pm on Friday, June 25, a group of youths allegedly entered a vehicle parked on Rodeo Drive, found a key in the glove box and drove the vehicle away.
The damaged vehicle was later located on Alice Street.
A 12-year-old Townview boy was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving unlicensed and wilful damage.
He is scheduled to appear in the Mount Isa Childrens Court at a later date while investigations continue into the other offenders.
Meanwhile a boy was charged with enter premises and unlawful use of motor vehicle offences.
Police said that between 10pm on Friday, June 25 and 4am on Saturday, June 26, offenders entered a Brett Avenue home.
Inside they found keys to a vehicle parked in the driveway, which they then used to drive away.
The damaged vehicle was located at Lynch Street and returned to the owner's address.
At about 8.15pm on Sunday, June 27, it is alleged offenders returned to the same address and using the stolen vehicle keys, entered and started the vehicle, reversing into a padlocked metal gate.
It is further alleged the gates have snapped free of the front fence and became lodged in the tow bar, dragging along the road. The offenders have fled the vehicle.
A 12-year-old Pioneer boy was charged with two counts of enter premises and commit indictable offence and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He has been dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.
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