A Logan resident has gone to new heights to stop an alleged would-be car thief, by using a forklift to lift the car into the air, imprisoning the woman inside until police arrived. 

Police say the 24-year-old woman broke into the Waterford West property last week at around 5.20pm, before taking a shower and changing into clothes belonging to the residents. 

Once dressed, she allegedly entered the victim’s Volkswagen Polo and attempted to steal.

But she hadn’t accounted for the mastermind of the operation – who had just returned home. 

CCTV footage captured the vehicle’s owner using a forklift to lift the car off the ground– almost 2m into the air, while the woman was trapped inside.

Police arrived on the scene a short time later– stopping any chances of a ‘clean’ get-away. 

The car was soon lowered and police arrested the 24-year-old woman without incident.

“Just stop there, out you get,” an officer can be heard saying in a video released by police.

The 24-year-old has since been charged with burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She was granted police bail to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 13. 

Police have discouraged the public from engaging in similar acts.

“To ensure community safety, police recommend members of the public not engage in methods of disrupting criminal activity which may involve risk of personal harm or further legal recourse,” a police spokesperson said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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