Witness attempts citizen’s arrest after three teens flee scene of crash
Two teenagers have been arrested after a police pursuit across suburbs in Melbourne’s north overnight.
Witness Adam told Neil Mitchell he was woken about 4am this morning to the sound of a loud crash in his Gladstone Park street.
“I was asleep, woken up by the sounds of a high-speed car chase, followed by screeching tyres, followed by police sirens then an almighty bang,” Adam said.
“As I was running outside, down my driveway, I had two African men running towards me.
“When I realised what was going on, I said to them, ‘Hide in here boys, come in here’ to try and trap them into the garage.”
But Adam said the trio ran off.
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Police confirmed three youths have been arrested following the pursuit.
Investigators were called to a service station on Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo following reports of a three men in a Holden Commodore acting suspiciously about 4am.
Police say the car had false number plates and it failed to stop for police so a pursuit began.
The car was monitored to Gladstone Park where it crashed near the intersection of Carrick Drive and South Circular Blvd.
Three male offenders were arrested in the Jacana Wetlands after they attempted to flee on foot.
A 16-year-old boy and tow 19-year-olds all remain in custody.