Pit stop arrest in Lilydale

Two women have been arrested after allegedly stealing a car from Yarra Glen early this morning.

Police were called to Cruz Court, Yarra Glen following reports a Kia Sorento been stolen about midnight and was last seen heading towards Lilydale.

A short time later, officers working at Lilydale Police spotted the Kia through the watch house window as it pulled into the service station next door.

They pounced on the car and arrested the female passenger before the car sped off.

The car was monitored by police until it was eventually dumped in York Street, Eltham just after 1am.

The female driver of the car, an 18-year-old Ringwood woman, was arrested hiding in the rear yard of a Mulberry Court address a short time later.

She was taken to hospital as a precaution with a pre-existing medical condition.

The passenger, an 18-year-old Burwood woman, remains in custody and is expected to be charged with theft of motor vehicle.

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