ACT Policing is seeking the public’s help to identify the driver of a stolen black Jeep who eluded capture after a police pursuit on Wednesday, 16 June.
They are asking for witnesses and/or dash-cam footage of the Jeep driving dangerously along Tuggeranong Parkway shortly before 11:00 am.
A Road Policing patrol first detected the stolen vehicle, a black Jeep Cherokee with Queensland number plates 302 SJR, on Caswell Drive in Bruce at about 10:55 am.
Police were able to follow the Jeep undetected along the Tuggeranong Parkway while a second Road Policing patrol positioned itself at Cotter Road. The driver failed to stop for officers but stop sticks were successfully deployed, deflating a front tyre.
Police continued to pursue the Jeep, which exited at Hindmarsh Drive before conducting a U-turn to head north on the southbound lanes of the Tuggeranong Parkway.
Due to immediate safety concerns, the officers did not follow the vehicle.
The Jeep was later found abandoned on Fowles Street in Weston. Road Policing received support from the AFP Canine Team, Specialist Protection Command and general duties officers but the offender could not be located.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident or have dash-cam footage of the Jeep from around 11:00 am on Wednesday.
Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 6825461. Information can be provided anonymously.