25 Nov 2018

Police arrest fleeing driver at Sylvia Park mall

2:24 pm on 25 November 2018

A fleeing driver has been arrested after ditching a car and trying to hide in an Auckland shopping mall.

Police at Sylvia Park

Eight police cars and a helicopter were seen at an Auckland shopping mall, where a fleeing person tried to hide from police. Photo: RNZ/ Sarah Murphy

The police attempted to pull a car over in Manukau, but the driver fled.

Officers then chased the driver, but the pursuit was abandoned.

Police said the driver continued to drive erratically, so officers spiked the vehicle's tyres in Mt Wellington.

The driver fled on foot into Sylvia Park mall, before being arrested by officers.

Witnesses said eight police cars and a helicopter were at the scene.