Man who stole police car still on the run

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 20, 2022 |

A man who stole a police car yesterday morning has still not been found.

The incident happened in the Christchurch suburb of Hoon Hay.

The offender was bitten by a police dog, before managing to run from police and escape in the police dog handler’s vehicle.

It was then discovered abandoned on Sheppard Place, St Albans, about 8.05am.

A police spokesperson said the officer’s ID card was stolen, along with a petrol card. No other police items or equipment were taken.

Eyewitnesses told Chris Lynch Media they saw at least six police patrol cars speeding along Deans Avenue.

During the pursuit of the vehicle, two patrol vehicles also collided at the intersection of Straven Road and Rata Street. There were no injuries. 

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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