Man arrested after car chase with PE cops

Five men were initially arrested but four were later released. Image supplied by SAPS
Five men were initially arrested but four were later released. Image supplied by SAPS

A Malabar man has been arrested following a high-speed chase around Port Elizabeth on Tuesday afternoon.

The chase started in Commercial Road, Sidwell, when a Toyota Hilux bakkie sped off after its occupants spotted a police van.

Police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said the chase continued through various side streets into Deal Party.

"Several attempts to pull off the vehicle failed, so backup was called," she said.

"Eventually the bakkie was stopped on the M4 near the North End Prison."

Five men inside the bakkie were initially arrested but four were later released.

"It materialised that the bakkie had been filled up with petrol twice over the last few days and the driver sped off without paying."

She said the bakkie was registered to the driver's father in Malabar.

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