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Sharp-eyed Police capture driver of stolen car

The driver of the stolen car passing through the Maungatapu roundabout. Image: Supplied

The driver of a stolen car was taken into custody today in Te Puke following the car being spotted earlier by Police in Tauranga.

“Police spotted a stolen car in Gate Pa, Tauranga at 10.15am today,” says a Police spokesperson.  

“The car was signalled to stop by Police and failed to do so. Police briefly pursued the car before abandoning the pursuit.”

The car, a silver Nissan Primera, was seen soon after, coming through the Maungatapu roundabout, where the driver made an obscene gesture at a photographer.

“The car was then seen again on State Highway 2 heading towards Te Puke,” says a Police spokesperson.

“Police searching for the car in Te Puke were alerted to a suspicious vehicle by members of the public.

“The driver was located in the stationary car a short time later and taken into custody just after 11am.”

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Good job ..

Posted on 11-09-2019 12:40 | By Glenn Holmes

Crims have got nothing better to do with their time ...? Why not help out a sport team or a handicapped person ... ??

chase

Posted on 07-09-2019 16:56 | By dumbkof2

is this the same chase that went through Welcome Bay about 10.30 this morn