Police car rammed by stolen truck

Last updated 06:11 27/12/2013

Relevant offers

Crime

Johnsonville stabbing charges heard at woman's hospital bedside Auckland dog starved on diet of noodles Convicted double-killer Scott Watson denied parole Teacher caught in lewd act in class revealed as being from Auckland Grammar Wellington drug trial collapses, days into six-week hearing Meth worth $28,000 seized in North Canterbury raid BullionBuyer gold trader sentenced to prison Man injured in Dunedin shooting Armed offenders squad fires tear gas in stolen gun search in Waitara, Taranaki Terrified wife thanks police for pulling over drunk husband

A person driving a stolen truck has rammed a police car before escaping by driving the wrong way along an Auckland motorway.

Police said they were told about 12.30am today of a person stealing a light truck from a West Auckland car yard.

A police patrol car spotted the truck and tried to stop it but the truck rammed the car, disabling it.

Other police patrols pursued the truck until it drove onto the Northwestern Motorway and travelled west from Te Atatu Road in the eastbound lanes.

The pursuit was abandoned due to the risk to the public.

The truck was seen leaving the motorway at Lincoln Road, and was found abandoned in an industrial area shortly afterwards.

Despite an extensive search of the area the driver has not been located and enquiries are continuing.

No one was hurt when the police car was rammed, but the car was badly damaged.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content