Police arrest man after stolen car seen in southern suburbs, South Australia

A man was arrested at Glenelg a short time ago after a stolen car was tracked by the police helicopter through numerous suburbs.

About 12.30pm today (Friday 16 October) a white Volkswagen Amarok ute was seen on Flaxmill Road at Christie Downs. Checks on the registration found that the vehicle had been stolen from a Noarlunga Centre car wash yesterday morning (Thursday 15 November).

The Volkswagen was not pursued, and PolAir was used to monitor the vehicle for more than 30 minutes as it travelled through Adelaide’s the inner southern and western suburbs.

While trying to deploy road spikes to stop the vehicle, a police officer was hit by a member of the public’s car on Anzac Highway at Everard Park. He was not seriously injured, and is being treated by paramedics.

Anzac Highway is currently closed to all city bound traffic from South Road at Everard Park.

The Volkswagen was later dumped near Colley Terrace, Glenelg and the male driver ran off before being arrested in a nearby car park.

More information will released when further information is known.

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