Four children packed fishing rods and money into a four-wheel-drive vehicle before allegedly stealing it and driving themselves more than 1000km across Australia.
Three boys and a girl - aged between 10 and 14 - were discovered in New South Wales on Sunday.The group of four had left near Rockhampton in Queensland before they were caught in Grafton, NSW, near Coffs Harbour.
One boy reportedly wrote a note to his family saying he was leaving.
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On Sunday, just 140km into their journey, the group allegedly stole petrol from a gas station in the town of Banana.
"He is really short. Look he barely even reaches the window," the service station attendant said.
The vehicle was later spotted on the side of a road in Grafton, says Inspector Darren Williams from New South Wales Police."[The children] locked themselves in the car and police have had to use a baton to get into the vehicle to arrest them," he said.