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Stolen car's in-built GPS sparks lengthy police chase in Melbourne



A GPS built into a luxury car has helped police track down four teenagers who allegedly stole it from a property in Melbourne's south-east.

Police arrested the teenagers after the Mercedes crashed into a light pole at the intersection of O'Grady's Road and Lyrebird Drive in Carrum Downs about 10am yesterday.

The car was allegedly chased through five suburbs by police in the air and on the ground after police located the car using its in-built GPS system.

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The chase came to an end when the car crashed.

Two teenagers were arrested at the scene with the help of police dogs.

Two others fled the crash scene but were then arrested in Frankston Pines Fauna Reserve.

The car was allegedly stolen from Rob Mirra's property in Alva Avenue in Park Orchids about 1am yesterday.

The car has been left with extensive damage.

"It almost put a tear in my eye when I saw the car, it was in such a mess," Mirra told 9News.

"All for a joyride. It's no good because the car's been written off."

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An 18-year-old Carrum Downs man is facing a number of charges, including six counts of aggravated intentionally exposing an emergency worker to risk by driving.

He is expected to face the Melbourne Magistrates' Court this evening.

A 19-year-old Seaford man has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and possessing a drug of dependence.

He will face Frankston Magistrates' Court on October 3.

A 17-year-old Frankston boy has been charged with aggravated burglary, theft, theft of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by deception.

He has been remanded in custody to face a children's court at a later date.

A 16-year-old Frankston boy has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and will face a children's court at a later date.

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