Police arrest teens in stolen car in Cranbourne West

Two teenagers in an alleged stolen vehicle have been arrested in Cranbourne West overnight.

The Airwing first spotted the Kia Sportage driving at a fast rate of speed on the South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong about 2.20am.

Officers were interested in the vehicle after it had been seen on several occasions earlier in the evening in the southern suburbs driving erratically.

Cardinia Highway Patrol caught up to the vehicle and was able to check the registration plate confirming the car was stolen.

With assistance from the Airwing officers on the ground coordinated their response as the car continued on Hallam Road and into Cranbourne.

As the car slowed in Marilyn Place, police successfully deployed stop sticks impacting all four tyres.

The 15-year-old female driver continued to drive the disabled car along Hall Road Cranbourne before it appears the car’s engine gave out and it came to a stop in Ballymarang Chase, Cranbourne West.

Officers from the highway patrol, local police and the Dog Squad moved in and arrested the driver and her 15-year-old male passenger, who surrendered without incident.

The pair, from Cranbourne and Berwick respectively, are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Cardinia Crime Investigation Unit are investigating.

It is believed the car was stolen from an aquatic centre carpark in Ringwood on Sunday.

Anyone who witnessed the Kia Sportage driving in the southern suburbs overnight or with dashcam is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.

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