Police have arrested five teenagers after they were caught travelling in an allegedly stolen vehicle across Melbourne’s north this morning.
An unmarked police vehicle observed a stolen white Toyota Hilux travelling along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy about 12.30am.
Officers followed the car towards the Preston area before another unit successfully deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Bell Street and Cumberland Road in Pascoe Vale South.
Police activated their lights and sirens, but the driver continued on with three deflated tyres and entered the Tullamarine Freeway.
The car was allegedly travelling between 5-10km/h before coming to a stop on the Moreland road off ramp.
Police quickly arrested five teenagers in the car including:
• A 14-year-old Epsom boy
• A 15-year-old Fitzroy boy
• A 16-year-old Long Gully boy
• Two 15-year-old Long Gully girls
All are currently assisting police with enquiries.
Police will allege the Toyota Hilux was stolen from a Thornbury address yesterday.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au