Police arrest man after theft of motor car and attempted carjacking

A man has been arrested after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle across Melbourne and attempting to steal another car.

Police identified the stolen car on Harvester Road in Sunshine and attempted to pull the vehicle over before it sped off about 3am.

The Victoria Police Air Wing tracked the car as it was driven through Sunshine, Preston, Fitzroy, Werribee and other suburbs.

A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed at Ballarat Road, Sunshine.

The vehicle came to a stop shortly after and the male driver fled.

He attempted a carjacking but nearby officers arrived and arrested him.

The man is now in custody and assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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