Australia kids stolen car, found in NSW after driving 4WD.
Four children who drove a four-wheel-drive from Rockhampton down to New South Wales have been found.
After a public appeal to help locate the missing 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl, they were found by NSW Police around 10.40pm last night.
“It’s a pretty big journey. It’s a long way for a person to do it, but I suppose a couple cans of Red Bull and you’re likely to do anything,” Inspector Darren Williams said.
The four juveniles were taken into custody after the car was seen parked off the Gwdyir Highway, Jackadgery, west of Grafton.
They were taken to Grafton Police Station where one of the children was released into the care of a family member.
The other three were taken into care of Family and Community Services.
It is believed the joyride began in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton on Saturday night, with the children stopping to refuel in the suburb of Banana at dawn.
They took fishing rods, cash and one of the children left a note to his family, before they set out from Gracemere overnight.
They then crossed the border at Glen Innes on Saturday afternoon.
NSW Police say action is expected to be taken at a later date regarding offences committed in the Glen Innes area.
The group were travelling in a silver 2004 Nissan Patrol with Queensland registration plates.
“I couldn’t imagine on person actually driving all that way in two days,” Insp Williams said.
“They’ve locked themselves in the car and police have had to use a baton to get into the car to arrest them.”