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Two teens charged after prized Mustang was stolen from owner’s Gold Coast garage in broad daylight

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Cheeky kids post photos with prized Mustang ‘stole straight from owner’s garage in broad daylight’

  • Ford Mustang was stolen from a home in Helensvale on Thursday afternoon
  • The vehicle was sighted in several locations and along the M1 motorway
  • Queensland Police later found the vehicle on Saturday morning and it was damaged
  • Marc Riddell, owner of the vehicle, was shocked by how the theft had taken place
  • Police have charged a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy with illegally using the vehicle










A group of kids posed for photos with a prized Mustang just after it was allegedly stolen straight from its owner’s garage in broad daylight.

The photos were later shared on social media.

The Ford Mustang was stolen from a locked garage of a home in a Helensvale estate on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Thursday afternoon.

Kids posed for photos with a prized Mustang and shared it online after they allegedly stole the vehicle straight from its owner’s garage in broad daylight

The vehicle was seen in several locations in the Pacific Pines and Oxenford suburbs and on the major M1 highway.

Queensland Police found the vehicle just after 9am on Saturday, 20 minutes from Helensvale in the semi-rural town of Guanaba.

Police have charged a 15-year-old girl with two charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, assault with bodily harm and fraud.

A 16-year-old boy has also been charged with misuse of a motor vehicle.

The Mustang was stolen from a locked garage in Helensvale on the Gold Coast on Thursday afternoon and was found badly damaged in Guanaba on Saturday morning.

The Mustang was stolen from a locked garage in Helensvale on the Gold Coast on Thursday afternoon and was found badly damaged in Guanaba on Saturday morning.

Marc Riddell, the owner of the Ford Mustang, said he was stunned that his car was stolen, especially since it happened in broad daylight while he and his partner were at their home.

Mr. Riddell said his girlfriend was sitting on the couch in their house and heard nothing.

He was upstairs playing music.

Owner Marc Riddell (pictured) said he was stunned when his car was stolen, especially since it happened in broad daylight while he and his partner were at their home

Owner Marc Riddell (pictured) said he was stunned when his car was stolen, especially since it happened in broad daylight while he and his partner were at their home

“They came in and have the key, on my key, there is a remote to open the garage door, they opened the garage door. They must have pushed him out of the garage, down the driveway, and left,” Mr. Riddell told The Gold Coast Bulletin.

He was shocked that the theft had taken place in such a quiet and exclusive environment.

‘I was quite shocked. Most people I tell can’t believe they would come in, open the garage door and just push it out.”

After being rocked by the theft, he also noted that he was deciding whether to add expensive security equipment to his property (photo from Mr Riddell's Facebook post about his stolen car)

After being rocked by the theft, he also noted that he was deciding whether to add expensive security equipment to his property (photo from Mr Riddell’s Facebook post about his stolen car)

Mr Riddell added that an old washing machine in his driveway had also been moved.

Despite having extensive insurance, Mr. Riddell believes he will still lose thousands of dollars to replace his prized possession.

After being rocked by the theft, he also noted that he is deciding whether to add expensive security equipment to his property.

“We’ll just have to be super careful,” he concluded.

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