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Man arrested after allegedly ramming, stealing and crashing multiple cars in Perth - ABC News

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Perth over a series of incidents across the metropolitan area, including a six-car collision.

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Police from numerous districts were called to attend the incidents A man was arrested on the Kwinana Freeway on Saturday morning Investigations into the series of incidents are ongoing

The man was reportedly involved in the six-car crash on Warton and Amherst roads in Canning Vale just after 8:00pm on Friday before allegedly ramming and stealing a black Mazda CX-9.

The man then drove the Mazda towards the Kwinana Freeway, where police allege he rammed and attempted to steal another vehicle on the South Street on-ramp.

A dozen police officers and their vehicles on a Perth freeway where a man was arrested.

Dozens of police were called to assist in the series of incidents which began on Friday night and ended on Saturday.(ABC News)

The man then allegedly abandoned the Mazda, and left the scene on foot.

Car ploughs into home

About 8:40pm, police said the man went to a house on Earnshaw Loop in Leeming, where he allegedly stole a red Volkswagen Jetta, before travelling to Westminster Street in East Victoria Park around 10.30pm and crashing into a parked vehicle, which then ploughed into the front of a home.

A damaged red car on the back of a two truck.

One of the cars damaged during the alleged crime spree.(ABC News)

The man was said to have then gone to another address on Westminster Street, where he allegedly stole a grey Mazda 3.

Police say the man travelled in the Mazda to a number of locations across Perth on Saturday morning before being taken into custody on the Kwinana Freeway in Hammond Park at around 10:20am.

Man armed with small axe, police allege

Superintendent Mark Longman from the Armadale District Office said police believed the man, who was out on bail, was armed during the incidents.

"When he was apprehended, he was apprehended in possession of a small axe, or hatchet, tomahawk, whatever you like to refer to it as," he said.

Superintendent Mark Longman speaks to reporters.

Superintendent Longman says the man they arrested was on bail.(ABC News: Ashleigh Davis)

"We believe that may have been used in some of the offending."

The superintendent said authorities put significant resources in to locating the alleged offender.

"It was violent, aggressive behaviour, and it would have left some of the victims quite shaken and feeling quite unsafe," he said.

Officers surround a police wagon on a Perth freeway as a man is ushered inside.

The man was arrested on a Perth freeway in relation to the series of crashes and thefts.(ABC News)

"We're still unpacking, unpicking everything that went on."

Inquiries remain ongoing and anyone with information about the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Posted 1h ago1 hours agoSat 10 Dec 2022 at 6:28am, updated 35m ago35 minutes agoSat 10 Dec 2022 at 7:47am

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