Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
A man has been taken into custody on the Auckland motorway this morning, after earlier fleeing from Police.
Just before 10am today, a police officer located a vehicle in Kumeu, linked to a man being sought by Police.
The man was located at a Kumeu address a short time later and fled on foot, before stealing a vehicle from a nearby property.
The vehicle was monitored by Eagle helicopter as it drove through West Auckland, heading towards central Auckland.
The vehicle came to a stop on the Khyber Pass offramp, where the offender attempted to steal a vehicle from a member of the public.
Police officers were quickly on the scene and took the offender into custody with the assistance of a second member of the public.
Fortunately no members of the public were injured in the incident.
The Khyber Pass offramp will remain closed for some time and motorists are asked to take alternative routes.
Issued by Police Media Centre.