Eight youths arrested

By Alesha Capone

Police arrested eight youths after a stolen car crashed in Mount Cottrell on Tuesday morning.

An off-duty protective service officer observed a black Mazda CX-9, with numberplates reading ZLK 749, speeding and driving dangerously in Truganina around 9.20am.

Local police responded and located the speeding car in Tarneit.

A short pursuit ensued before the driver of the stolen car lost control and crashed into a barrier on Boundary Road, Mount Cottrell about 9.50am.

Eight youths exited from the car and fled on foot but were arrested by police a short time later.

The youths, aged between 14 and 17-year-old, were interviewed by police.

Police are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the car driving dangerously in the Truganina and Tarneit areas, and have urged anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.