A 42-year-old man is in custody following a series of incidents in Ashburton and Christchurch this morning.
About 4.30am today, a stolen vehicle pulled onto the forecourt of a service station in Ashburton.
An occupant of the vehicle broke into the service station and took a number of items.
The stolen vehicle then travelled south toward Hinds.
A security guard’s vehicle was rammed by the stolen vehicle after an attempt to follow it.