15-year-old youth arrested for theft of Peugeot

A 15-year-old Portland youth has been arrested on Thursday morning for stealing a car.

Police said a silver Peugeot was stolen from a Percy Street address on Sunday,  July 2, and dumped at the Mac's Hotel in Bentinck Street.

The vehicle was seen by police and the driver managed to evade officers before dumping the car at the rear of the hotel.

The youth will be interviewed shortly and is expected to be charged with theft of the Peugeot and other offences before being released on bail.