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.