Three teens have been arrested after two quick-thinking police officers borrowed bicycles to give chase after they fled from a stolen car in Bangholme this morning.
It’s understood a stolen Hyundai sedan was involved in a collision with two vehicles on the Eastlink about 8.20am.
Three occupants got out of the stolen vehicle and fled on foot before one of the motorists involved in the crash followed them on foot.
The man observed the offenders enter the Dandenong Creek Trail and advised two attending police officers who quickly improvised and borrowed an electric bike and push bike from members of the public.
Police rode after the trio for over 1km and circled them on the trial before arresting them without incident.
Two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl were taken into custody before being transported to hospital under police guard for observation.
Police returned the bicycles to the helpful owners shortly after the incident.
Investigators have since discovered the car was allegedly stolen during an aggravated burglary in Lyndhurst on Monday.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au