Australia’s dumbest criminal? Thief crashes his $250,000 stolen car into cop wagon in Victoria

Australia’s dumbest criminal? Thief crashes his $250,000 stolen car into cop wagon in Victoria

Australia’s dumbest criminal? Thief crashes a $250,000 stolen car into a cop wagon after police tracked him through its GPS system

  • Alleged criminal stole $250,000 car, then crashed it into a police wagon 
  • Nissan Skyline GTR had recently been imported to Australia and had GPS 
  • Police used the GPS details to track the stolen vehicle to Diamond Creek 

A 20-year-old man has become a serious contender for Australia’s dumbest criminal after allegedly stealing a $250,000 car and then crashing it into a police vehicle.

The alleged offender used a stolen Ford Territory to hitch up a trailer with the Nissan Skyline GTR on board. 

The Skyline had recently been imported to Australia and the owner had fitted it with GPS tracking. 

The alleged offender used a stolen Ford Territory to hitch up a trailer with the Nissan Skyline GTR on board, then crashed it into a police vehicle. Pictured is the scene after the car later crashed into a fence

On Wednesday. he noticed suspicious movement in Nutfield, Victoria and called the police. 

Using the GPS details, the police followed the Ford Territory carrying the Nissan through Diamond Creek – 23km north-east of Melbourne’s CBD – and tried to intercept it. 

But the Territory then crashed into a police vehicle on Reynolds Road. 

The collision caused some damage, but no one was injured. 

A police Air Wing aircraft then followed the Ford through Hurstbridge before it crashed into a fence at a property on Kamarooka Drive.

The driver fled on foot, but police arrested the Bundoora man a short time later.

He is helping police with their enquiries.  

Police used GPS to track a stolen vehicle. The driver then allegedly crashed into a police vehicle. Pictured is a stock image of police crime scene tape

Police used GPS to track a stolen vehicle. The driver then allegedly crashed into a police vehicle. Pictured is a stock image of police crime scene tape

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Padraig Collins

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