Police have arrested a man after tracking an alleged stolen vehicle across Brisbane which was located by the owner through the use of a phone app.
It will be alleged two vehicles were stolen from a home on Harcourt Street at New Farm after it was broken into yesterday.
The owner was able to track an IPAD located inside one of the stolen cars through an app and advised police of the vehicle’s whereabouts in Wynnum West around 9.30am this morning.
POLAIR tracked the vehicle being driven dangerously on Brisbane’s southside. At one stage the car allegedly travelled at more than 100kph along Musgrave Road through Coopers Plains and ran several red lights before entering the Clem 7 tunnel.
The car then exited at Bowen Hills and continued through Herston, at times travelling on the wrong side of the road, before heading over the William Jolly Bridge into South Brisbane.
It is further alleged the car proceeded through Woolloongabba where it crashed into a number of parked vehicles at the intersection of Logan Road and Deshon Street, trapping a 52-year-old woman inside one of the cars. She received minor injuries.
A man fled the vehicle on foot and allegedly assaulted a female member of the public as he ran from the scene.
A number of witnesses pursued the man before two construction workers were able to detain him on a nearby worksite until police attended.
A 21-year-old Murrarie man has is in police custody and assisting with inquiries.
The two women were transported to the Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
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