Wellington Scoop

Driver arrested on waterfront after armed police chase stolen car from Hutt to CBD

News from NZ Police
A 23-year-old man was arrested on the Wellington waterfront this afternoon after armed Police pursued a stolen blue Toyota Camry, registration ZO6395, from the Hutt Valley to central Wellington.

The vehicle was abandoned in the City Life Hotel carpark in Gilmer Street.

The man then made his way on to Lambton Quay before being found and arrested on the waterfront near Civic Square at 1.30pm.

Police are considering a range of driving-related charges including dangerous driving and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle. Investigations are still underway to determine if this vehicle is linked to a previous incident in Island Bay reported to Police this morning.

The vehicle has been seized and will undergo a forensic examination this afternoon. As yet, no firearm has been located.