UPDATE: Two police cars rammed as thieves flee

UPDATE: Police are searching for the thieves who broke into North Rocky Mechanical and later rammed two police cars. 

The business was broken into between 7pm Tuesday and 2am this morning. 

A Volkswagen van at the site was used to ram open the front gates of the business. 

Police were patrolling the area when they found the stolen van abandoned, but still running, on Maloney St. 

The second vehicle, a silver Subaru was seen on Berserker St.

Whan police attempted to intercept it, the station wagon sped up and drove away. 

The car was then seen at a Yaamba Rd service station. 

Police told the driver to get out of the car, but the driver ignored them and accelerated forard, ramming a police car and causing damage to the front driver's guard area. 

Officers were forced to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. 

The car then reversed into a second police vehicle and drove off from the scene, with the driver continuing to swear at police. 

EARLIER: In the 30 years he's owned North Rocky Mechanical, Gordon Fischer has only had one small break-in.

But last night he got a shock when the police called him at 2.30am to tell him thieves had broken into his workshop.

They stole two cars, one belonging to a customer, a $400 tension wrench and $20,000 worth of diagnostic equipment.

Gordon Fischer had his business North Rocky Mechanical broken into over night. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Gordon Fischer had his business North Rocky Mechanical broken into over night. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Gordon said he was disappointed by the break-in and hoped police would be able to track down the two stolen cars along with the culprits.

The two cars were a silver Subaru Impreza with registration 425RGF and a blue Audi A4 with registration 370HZJ.

If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 



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