Bendigo men arrested after crashing stolen car

UPDATE: A 29-year-old Bendigo man has been charged in relation to a string of offences across Bendigo, including home invasions and stolen cars.

The offences span an almost two-week period from late August to early September and began with a burglary in Flora Hill.

A few days later, two cars were stolen in an aggravated burglary in Strathdale, along with other items including golf clubs taken from another car.

The offences also include the theft of cars from North Bendigo and Strathdale and an aggravated burglary in Spring Gully where an 89-year-old’s belongings were stolen from his room while he slept.

The Bendigo man is also facing more than 20 deception charges in relation to using stolen credit cards.

EARLIER: Two Bendigo men have been arrested in a Melbourne suburb overnight after crashing a stolen car.

The driver, a 29-year-old Bendigo man, ploughed a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander into a parked car and an oncoming car on Landells Road in Pascoe Vale about 10pm on Wednesday.

Two men fled after crashing a stolen car in Pascoe Vale. Photo: Twitter/@9NewsMelb

Two men fled after crashing a stolen car in Pascoe Vale. Photo: Twitter/@9NewsMelb

A local resident, Jamil Mokbel, told Channel Nine he heard "a loud bang" before going outside and seeing a car on its side.

"Me and my brother tried to get them out, they were banging on the windows," he said.

"Once we got them out they just looked at each other and just bolted down the street, so me and my brother chased after them.

"He caught one up the road and I caught the other up the road. We waited for police to arrive and held them down."

Police arrested the two men at the scene and both were taken to hospital under police guard.

The Bendigo man, who was an unaccompanied learner driver failing to display L-plates, also tested positive to a preliminary drug test. 

His passenger was a 42-year-old man from Golden Square.

The driver of the oncoming Toyota Yaris, a 53-year-old man, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

- with The Age

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