Police searching for car and driver in Hills, South Australia

Police are currently searching the Hills area after a silver Holden sedan was stolen from Clarendon this morning.

About 1.20am Monday 21 January police spotted a black Holden ute travelling through Seaford. Police caught up with the car when it stopped in a service station and the passenger got out of the car. When police tried to speak to the driver he allegedly provided a false name before taking off at speed away from the patrol.

Police pursued the car for a short time before terminating. The ute was last seen travelling south on Main South Road.

Just after 4.20am police and emergency service were called to a property on the corner of Foggo Road and Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Flat after reports a trespasser had been sighted on a property before he was seen running west on Chalk Hill Road.

Police cordoned the area and observed the man hiding in a paddock. When police confronted the man he was allegedly non-compliant and was capsicum sprayed, however he ran from police into nearby vineyards.

A short time later a white Toyota Landcruiser was stolen from a property on Twentyeight Road, when police approached the car it allegedly rammed into the police vehicle and drove away. Police did not pursue the Landcruiser at this time. There were no injuries to police.

About 7am police located the Landcruiser was found dumped in Clarendon, with a silver 2005 Holden sedan, SA registration CC635S, stolen a short distance away.

The stolen Holden, has some front end damage, and was last seen heading out of Meadows toward Strathalbyn. Police patrols and the Police Helicopter have searched the area but the car but has not been seen since.

Police ask anyone with information that may assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

Anyone who sights the silver 2005 Holden sedan, SA registration CC635S, is asked not to approach and to call the Police Assistance line on 131444, or Triple Zero (000).

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