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Two youths in stolen car tracked from Auckland to Hamilton by Eagle helicopter

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 27 Jan 2022, 11:16am
The Eagle helicopter tracked the stole Toyota Aqua on Wednesday night as it fled Auckland. (Photo / Dean Purcell)
The Eagle helicopter tracked the stole Toyota Aqua on Wednesday night as it fled Auckland. (Photo / Dean Purcell)

Two youths in stolen car tracked from Auckland to Hamilton by Eagle helicopter

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 27 Jan 2022, 11:16am

Two people who allegedly rammed a police vehicle in Auckland before fleeing to Hamilton have been taken into custody. 

At around 11pm last night, Police were making enquiries in Ōtara in relation to a stolen Toyota Aqua. 

The vehicle was spotted and the occupants proceeded to allegedly ram the police vehicle at a low-speed before driving away, said a police spokesperson. 

It was then monitored overhead by the police Eagle helicopter and tracked for around two hours as it drove around Auckland motorways before heading south on State Highway 1 towards Hamilton where it was later stopped. 

"The vehicle was eventually spiked near Taupiri in Waikato before it was spiked again near Hamilton," a police spokesperson said. 

The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and will be referred to youth aid.