Teenage car thief arrested after trying to run police officer over

Police followed 17-year-old suspect, apprehended him some time later

(File photo)
(File photo)

A teenager who allegedly stole a car and refused to stop when ordered to do so by the police, almost running an officer over, has been apprehended and placed under arrest.

Rapid Intervention Unit police had, at around 10.30pm Wednesday night, been on patrol in Kirkop and noticed a car, a Nissan March, which had earlier been reported stolen from Triq il-Kuncizzjoni, Msida.

The police tried to stop the vehicle, however the driver - a 17-year-old man from Birkirkara - allegedly drove onwards towards an officer, but missed running him over.

The driver subsequently drove off, with the police giving chase. He was shortly after stopped and arrested.

A young woman, who had been with the driver in the car, managed to escape the scene, but was also arrested later.

Police investigations are ongoing

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