Police continue search for man

Feilding police have upped the ante in their hunt for a man involved in a police pursuit of a stolen car.

Police chased the man in a short pursuit outside of the Feilding township yesterday, but called it off when the speeds became too high.

Feilding Sergeant Dave Burmeister said police now believe the man, in his 20s, has also stolen two additional vehicles and a motorbike. 

All the vehicles taken have been from the Feilding and Halcombe areas.

Yesterday, police were on the lookout for one of the stolen vehicles, a Holden Commodore, taken from Awa St on Monday, when it was seen outside Feilding shortly after 10am.Police gave chase when the driver attempted to flee police, reaching speeds of more than 150kmh along rural Makino Rd and Mangaone Rd.

Burmeister said the pursuit lasted about five minutes before it was called off due to the dangerous speeds.

The car was found a short time later, deserted at an unrelated Mangaone Rd property.

The driver was nowhere to be seen and police believe he may have been picked up by another vehicle.

Manawatu Standard