25 May 2017

Man arrested after Auckland carjacking

7:20 am on 25 May 2017

A 35-year-old man has been arrested following a carjacking in Auckland.

A police car out in the community. 6 July 2016.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

He was taken into custody at Point Chevalier in the early hours of this morning and is expected to appear in court today.

Police were looking for a man yesterday after a stolen car was crashed at a St Lukes intersection.

A man got out and ran down a line of traffic, testing car doors, before pulling a driver out of another car and jumping in.

He then reversed into the driver and as he tried to escape and also reversed into a parked car in a driveway, which smashed into a garage, damaging another vehicle inside.

Two people were left with minor injuries.

Police said a man was arrested this morning at an address in Point Chevalier.