Dubai Police arrest carjacker after high-speed chase
Dubai Police has apparently apprehended a carjacker after a long-winded car chase through Dubai’s highways, after the suspect stole, of all things, a Hyundai Accent.
According to Emirates 24/7 quoting Arabic newspapers, an “Asian” man was changing his tyre in the car park of Emirates Cooperative Society in Nahda on April 15 close to 10 pm. An “African” man came over to help, and after the tyre was changed, the thief drove off with the car when the owner was distracted. At this point, we assume the flat tyre was probably staged by the thief as well.
Soon after the Hyundai owner called the police, a patrol car spotted the car driving down Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, formerly known as Emirates Road. The patrol attempted to flag the suspected car down, but the Accent sped up and tried to escape, leading to a car chase.
He drove recklessly, eventually turning towards Al Rashidiya through Rabat Road, where several patrol cars cornered him, including what looks like unmarked police 4x4s, finally bringing the chase to an end.
He abandoned the car and attempted to make a run for it, getting as far as 700 metres before getting arrested, possibly in a fair amount of pain.
Photo via Emarat Al Youm.