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Arrest after Auckland carjacking

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/05/2017

© NZPOLICE A man has been arrested after an Auckland driver was allegedly carjacked and then run over by the man who stole his vehicle.

The carjacking happened at the intersection of St Lukes and New North Roads on Wednesday morning and prompted a manhunt, police say.

Police on Thursday said they had arrested a 35-year-old man in the early hours of the morning without incident at a home in Point Chevalier.

He is expected to appear in court on Thursday on a range of charges.

Police said they began pursuing a stolen vehicle in the St Lukes area at about 9am on Wednesday.

The driver of the stolen vehicle then crashed into another car at the intersection of St Lukes Road and New North Road before getting out of the car and running down the line of waiting traffic attempting to open car doors.

Once he came across a door he was able to open, he threw the driver out and reversed into them while police were chasing on foot, police said.

The carjacking victim was shaken and had some cuts and bruises but did not need to go to hospital either, police said.

The person who was hit in the first car was seen to by ambulance but didn't need to go to hospital.

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