Police arrest two after stolen vehicle dumped in Altona North

Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested two people after an alleged stolen vehicle was dumped in Altona North today.

Officers first observed the white Toyota Hilux on Heaths Road where it allegedly collided with another vehicle as it attempted to flee from police about 11.15am.

The Air Wing supported officers on the ground and followed the vehicle as it travelled north-east along the Princes Highway.

It’s alleged the vehicle was dumped at the Altona Gate Shopping Centre about 11.45am.

A female occupant was arrested at the scene and the male driver was arrested at a nearby residence.

The 29-year-old woman has been charged with theft of motor vehicle and possess methylamphetamine.

She has been bailed to appear at Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 8 September.

The 25-year-old man has been charged with conduct endangering life, theft of motor vehicle, drive manner dangerous, possess methylamphetamine, possess cannabis and possess cartridge ammunition without licence.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

It will be alleged the vehicle was stolen during from a driveway in Jamaica Street, Point Cook this morning.

Anyone with information or CCTV/dash cam is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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