A Townsville couple have had the fright of their life after carjackers attempted to steal their car with their baby inside.
Chris Thurley and his wife were at a local supermarket with their two young children in Townsville on Wednesday morning when the attempted carjacking took place.
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Thurley took to social media to slam the government’s handling of the state’s youth crime issues as he described the ordeal.
He told Sunrise the ordeal began when a stolen white Audi pulled up behind Thurley’s wife while she was strapping their six-month-old baby into the baby seat in the back.
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“The car pulled up behind her,” he told Sunrise on Thursday morning.
“She had noticed the car acting strangely.
“Some kids got out of the back doors.”
A Townsville couple have had the fright of their life after carjackers attempted to steal their car with their baby inside. Credit: Sunrise
The youth offenders, believed to be about 13 years old, began walking towards the car when Thurley’s wife suspected she was in danger and jumped into the front seat of the car, locking the doors.
In an emotion filled video posted to social media, Thurley described how the attempted thieves had been out “for four days” in the stolen Audi before they came up to his wife and “tried to take our car”.
“This is our government letting this happen. They have the power to stop it but they wont.”
“(they’re) putting families at risk.”
“It’s a joke.”
“My kids could be out there, my kids could be injured.”
Thurley also urged Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to “do something” about the youth crime issues racking the state.
Queensland police told 7NEWS.com.au they were aware of the incident involving the stolen Audi on Wednesday.
The said the Audi was found abandoned by police about 5.30am Thursday.
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