Dramatic car chase through Mandurah in stolen car ends with citizen’s arrest

Dramatic car chase through Mandurah in stolen car ends with citizen’s arrest

A DRAMATIC car chase through Mandurah this morning allegedly ended with a citizens arrest.

About 9am, (August 17) officers from the Regional Investigations Unit observed a stolen black Hyundai Elantra on Gordon Road in Greenfields.

The car was stolen from Kelmscott on August 12.

Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle but it sped away.

A 15 minute chase commenced and as the car approached stationary traffic at road works on Murdoch Drive it allegedly hit four other cars.

This caused significant damage to two of them.

Members of the public in those cars escaped injury.

Police claim the two men in the stolen car fled the scene.

The passenger, a 44-year-old Gosnells man, was apprehended by nearby workers and subsequently by police.

The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Orelia ran away and was found by police in a nearby house.

He suffered a leg injury as a result of being apprehended by a police dog and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Rockingham Detectives have taken over the investigation and will conduct inquiries into a number of matters.

The man from Gosnells (44), will be charged with stealing a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.

The driver is yet to be charged, pending medical treatment.

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