Auckland police are hunting a man who stole a car, hit its driver and sped away
Police incident in Auckland’s Mt Albert
A wanted man is believed to have carjacked a driver and then hit him with his own car in Auckland on Wednesday.
Police said they were hunting 35-year-old Haumia Manuel who they said was spotted driving a stolen car in St Lukes at about 9am.
They said Manuel sped away from officers and ran a red light before hitting another car at the intersection of St Lukes Road and New North Road.
Manuel sped away from officers and ran a red light before hitting another car at the intersection of St Lukes Road and New North Road, police said.
He got out of his car and ran down a line of traffic waiting at the lights, testing car doors, police said.
Manuel came across an unlocked car, allegedly opened the door and pulled the driver out.
Though police were chasing Manuel on foot, he managed to get into the car and reverse in an attempt to get away, police said.
He allegedly hit the owner of the car he was stealing, leaving him cut and bruised.
Manuel then allegedly fled in the stolen car, before dumping it outside a house in Harrington Road, Henderson, in west Auckland.
Police were searching the Henderson area with multiple teams including dog handlers.
Manuel had not been found as of midday.
Anyone who sees Haumia Manuel should call 111 immediately.
He is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached, police said.