Assault, Robbery At Balaclava Sparks Dramatic Police Chase

Dog squad and air wing involved.

Assault, Robbery At Balaclava Sparks Dramatic Police Chase

A man has been arrested following an assault and robbery in Balaclava yesterday.

At 4:05pm on Monday, a man was working at a Carlisle Street when he was knocked to the back of the head and his ute stolen.

Shortly before 1am on Tuesday police spotted the vehicle run a red light on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.

Officers gave chase but had to terminate the pursuit due to safety reasons.

A short time later it crashed on Highbury Grove, Prahran and the driver fled on foot.

The dog squad and air wing tracked the 39-year-old down behind a residence on Chomley Street.

He was taken to hospital due to injuries sustained during the crash and is expected to be charged with assault, robbery, theft and traffic-related offences.

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