wo sets of road spikes have been used to stop a teenage girl driving a car stolen from an 87-year-old man in Christchurch.
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl and two 14-year-old boys after a police chase, which ended at Weld Pass between Seddon and Blenheim.
The 87-year-old man was assaulted just after midnight at his home in Riccarton, Christchurch, Marlborough police area commander Inspector Simon Feltham said.
His car keys were stolen, along with his red Honda Jazz car.
Feltham said the stolen car was involved in petrol thefts in Amberley and Kaikoura as the teens drove north from Christchurch on State Highway 1.
Police spotted the car near Grassmere, south of Seddon, just before 8am.