WA man arrested over a milk truck joyride

A lactose-loving man has been arrested following a joyride that lasted several hours in Perth

WA man arrested over a milk truck joyride
The aftermath. Picture courtesy of WA Police.


Police in Western Australian have arrested a 28-year-old man allegedly attempting to get-away with a stolen milk-delivery truck from a supermarket over the weekend.

In an ordeal that lasted hours, a Hino truck was stolen at 4:55am on Saturday morning as it was parked outside a supermarket in the outer Perth suburb of Bentley and taken on a morning joyride.

According to the police, they were alerted after the man entered and left the scene in the truck.

Attending the location, the police found a number of milk bottles and milk crates scattered across a number of roads in the vicinity but the vehicle could not be located.

However at 8am, the police were tipped-off that a vehicle fitting the description had been seen colliding with a light pole in North Perth.

As police vehicle were deployed to the corner of Charles Street and Vincent Street, further calls came through regarding a white truck driving erratically in the South East Metropolitan District.

On the back of patrols and further public information, the police cornered the truck’s location to the suburb of St James where it began to be monitored.

After travelling through several more suburbs, and the arrival of ample police numbers, an attempt was made to halt the truck’s movements.  

Unsuccessful, the driver allegedly continued to drive through a number of nearby streets and head back towards East Victoria Park, where it was abandoned on Oats Street.

Detained a short time later, it is believed the 28-year-old man caused damage to a number of other vehicles during his alleged joyride.

WA police says inquiries are continuing.



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