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Qld teens charged over burglary, joyride

AAP logoAAP 28/08/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Seven teenagers have been charged after they allegedly burgled the home of an 80-year-old woman in Brisbane and fled in a stolen car.

The woman was woken by someone rummaging through her room just before 1am on Sunday and called police as the intruders fled.

A police helicopter then tracked the group's vehicle as it travelled towards Brisbane before tyre spikes were used to slow it down on the Western Freeway.

Police said the car continued along Milton Road into the Brisbane CBD, at one point driving on the wrong side of the road.

It collided with two police vehicles "at low speed".

Police asy the car was stolen from a Woodridge unit complex on Thursday.

Four boys and three girls, aged between 14 and 17, were each charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary.

A 16-year-old boy who was allegedly behind the wheel was also charged with with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stop.

The juveniles will be dealt with under the Youth Justices Act, while the oldest - a 17-year-old girl from Logan - will appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on Monday.

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